Computer Science | Winthrop University

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

The demand in the U.S. for college graduates with computing degrees is very high and is expected to increase. With coursework emphasizing the understanding of a broad range of computing topics, graduates of this program are equally well-suited for either graduate school or for entry-level positions in programming, web development, software engineering and more. Nearly 100 percent of our graduates have accepted a full-time position within one month of graduation, with starting salaries ranging from $50,000 to $75,000.

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Potential Employers

Some of the graduates of this program have gone on to work for:

  • Ally
  • Alpha-1 Biologics
  • Celeros Flow Technology
  • Central Pacific Bank
  • ConvergeOne
  • Facebook
  • John Deere
  • LPL Financial
  • Mainline Information Systems
  • NTT DATA Consulting, Inc.
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Parrish Medical Center
  • Piedmont Natural Gas
  • SpotOn
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • TIAA
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University of South Carolina

Career Paths

Graduates of this program have gone on to become:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business/Technical Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Data Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Director of Security Operations and Incident Response
  • ER Patient Registrar
  • Manager, Robotics
  • National Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Professional Development
  • Principal Software Engineer
  • Risk Manager
  • Secretary to Guidance
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Senior Professional Services Consultant II
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Supply Management Specialist
  • Vice President Internal Control
  • Vice President of Software Engineering
  • Vice President Of Software Engineering/Information Technology

Top Industries

Many of the graduates of this program find themselves working in:


  1. Financial Services
  2. Information Technology and Services
  3. Hospital & Health Care
  4. Higher Education
  5. Insurance
  6. Computer Software
  7. Banking
  8. Internet
  9. Telecommunications
  10. Human Resources

Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is to prepare students for careers in software design and implementation and for graduate study in Computer Science. This is a more technical degree, requiring several science and math courses in addition to computer science courses.

The curriculum carefully blends theory and applications. After completing a two semester introductory sequence in computer science, the student takes a series of courses that provide a strong background in the basic mathematical tools of calculus, logic, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics and that provide a good background in the natural and social sciences and the humanities.

Transfer students bringing in upper level Computer Sciences courses may transfer those courses from any school with programs in Computer Science accredited by the Computer Accrediting Commission (CAC) of ABET.


Why Winthrop?

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Real World Experience

In addition to internships and research project opportunities, all computer science students complete a 9 month real-world group development project during their senior year.

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Extracurricular Opportunities

Join the ACM or STARS computing club, participate in contests ranging from local hack-a-thons to regional intercollegiate programming competitions, and learn from nationally known speakers and alumni at events.

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Award-Winning Faculty

Winthrop's computer science professors are award-winning experts in their fields, whose primary responsibility is teaching, not research funding. And with class sizes ranging from 12-30 students, they'll get to know you and your career goals.

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Beyond Graduation

Diego Toledo

Diego Toledo
Computer Science, Class of 2011
Senior Software Engineer at Hulu

"Professor William Thacker's classes were the hardest classes in the computer science department. He was always so passionate about everything he was teaching, and in the end, I became hooked into enjoying doing the hardest things in computer science for fun. Sometimes I do things in my job and I remember an analogy he used in his class to explain a concept."

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