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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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Programs Offered:
  • Business Administration - Technology (BS)
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  • Computer Technology & Networking (AAS)

 
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.

 

Programs Offered:
  • Cloud Computing - Bachelor's
  • Electronics Engineering Technology - Associate's
  • Electronics Engineering Technology - Bachelor's

 
PC Age
Earn more than four-year college graduates after only 8 months.
Programs Offered:
  • Internetwork Engineer
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
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Sullivan College of Technology and Design
Boost your career with training from Sullivan College of Technology and Design.
Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Art in Dynamic Web Development
  • Associate of Applied Science in Dynamic Web Development

 
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)

 
Colorado Technical University Online

A degree from CTU can connect you to what matters most: powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. So once you earn your degree you hit the ground sprinting. Are you in?

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Computer Science – Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - Software Systems Engineering
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Southern Careers Institute
Get your career on the right track with Southern Careers Institute.
Programs Offered:
  • Computer Support Specialist

 
Central Penn College
Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.
Programs Offered:
  • CIS - Applications Development
  • IT - Networking and Security
  • Information Technology Bachelor Degree
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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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Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Software Development Coding
  • Information Technology Associate's Degree

 
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