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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
Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!
Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • B.S. in Business Information Systems
  • B.S. in Applied Business Information Systems
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Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Web Development Programming Diploma Program
  • Information Technology Associate's Degree

 
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:
  • Programming
  • Programming and Web Development
  • E-commerce
  • And more...

 
California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

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

 
Post University Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems

 
The Art Institutes system of schools

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs Offered:
  • Software Development for Creative Technologies (Bachelor of Science)

 
Charter College Online

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

Programs Offered:
  • Certificate - Computer Technician

 
Liberty University
We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science: Information Technology: Network Design & Security
  • Bachelor of Science: Information Technology: Application and Database Development
  • Bachelor of Science: Information Technology: Data Networking and Security
  • And more...

 
Argosy University
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges.
Programs Offered:
  • Information Technology (BS) (Online)

 
Coleman University

50 Years of Excellence In Education

Programs Offered:
  • Software Development (Bachelor)
  • Software Development (Associate)
  • Master of Information Systems Management

 
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