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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."

Schools

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Purdue University Global
Flexible, 100% online programs offered include Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management, and more.
Programs Offered:
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Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
  • BS: Computer Science: Cyber-Security
  • BS: Information Systems
  • MS in Information Systems -Technology Management

 
ECPI University

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

 

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Programs Offered:
  • Cloud Computing - Bachelor's
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Rasmussen College

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs Offered:
  • Computer Science Bachelor¬ís Degree-Completion Program
  • Information Technology Associate's
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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)

 
Davenport University

Since 1866, Davenport University has been providing students with real-world experience, giving them the edge they need to get the career they want.

 

 

                                    

             

Programs Offered:
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Networking Technology, AAS - College of Technology

 
Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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

 
Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech is your LINC to a new career!

Programs Offered:
  • Computer and Network Support Technician

 
Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Information Technology Associate's Degree
  • Web Development Programming Diploma Program

 
Sullivan University

Sullivan University is Kentucky's largest private college or university, offering higher education for people with higher goals. 

Programs Offered:
  • Computer Engineering Technology - AAS
  • Dynamic Web Development - AAS

 
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