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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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Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
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Full Sail University - Online
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Programs Offered:
  • Software Development Bachelors - Online
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  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)

 
Charter College Online

You can advance your career with a degree from Charter College Online.

Programs Offered:
  • Certificate - Computer Technician

 
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California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Programs Offered:
  • Computer Programming (AAS)
  • Web Design and Development (BS)
  • Computer Technology & Networking (AAS)

 
California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

Programs Offered:
  • Computer Information Systems (Bachelor of Science) - Online
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Milan Institute
Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.
Programs Offered:
  • Computer & Network Technician

 
Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has been awarding master’s and doctoral degrees for nearly 100 years. 

Programs Offered:
  • Masters of Science in Information Systems & Technology
  • Masters of Science in Evaluation & Applied Research

 
Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
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Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelors in Information Technology
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