Computer Science - Winthrop University: Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA

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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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.

Hear From Our Students and Faculty

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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