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Computer Science Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The computer science College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some computer science majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, such as an Associate in Science (AS) in management information systems. Certificate programs don't have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance certificate in Data Management) which is much more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • BS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development
  • AAS in Information Technology-Multiplatform Software Development
  • MS in Information Technology
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Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
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Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Computer Science – Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering
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South University, Online Programs
As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Programs Offered:
  • Information Systems & Technology: Information Security Studies (MS)
  • Information Technology (BS)

 
UEI College
At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.
Programs Offered:
  • Computer Systems Technician (8-Month Diploma Program)

 
Full Sail University - Online
Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
Programs Offered:
  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)

 
Colorado State University-Global Campus
CSU Global Campus - Information Technology
Programs Offered:
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology

 
Florida Tech

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Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems
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ABCO Technology

ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.

Programs Offered:
  • Computer Science
  • Programming
  • Programming and Web Development
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Keiser University Campus

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Associate of Science in Information Technology
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