Computer Science Honors, B.S.

This program is offered by the Computer Science Department

Program Description

The Computer Science Honors program prepares students for gainful careers in software engineering and information technology and for post-graduate study. Major course work covers program design, data structures, assembly language programming, digital design, systems programming, and software engineering. Elective courses, including computer security, database design and applications, networking, graphics and visualization, and web-centric computing, ensure students keep pace with rapid advancements in computer technology. This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Testimonials

To me the most valuable part of being a CS major at CCSU was opportunity - to ask professors for help during or outside of class; to be challenged by a difficult yet rewarding course list; to meet new students and hear about trending topics through the CS club; to learn about possible careers and then have the chance to interview with employers at the tech career fairs; and even to get to pull an all-nighter doing a Hackathon with your class buddies - i.e. to have fun. These are some of the few opportunities made available by the CS department, and having done all of the above, I would highly encourage anyone interested to seize the opportunity by joining the program.
–Elliot Giese

As a CS student at CCSU, I gained many competitive skills and valuable knowledge in software engineering, such as agile development, web development, etc. Throughout my years at CCSU, I gained a good theoretical background in Computer Science, especially in data structures and algorithms. During my senior year, I received many employment opportunities, and today I am a happy software developer at Optum.
–Krzysztof Konopka

Career Outcomes

Computer Science Honors degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Accredited programs must meet or exceed standards for faculty, curriculum, laboratory and computing resources, students and institutional support. Graduates of this program typically pursue a career in the field of software engineering or continue studies in a variety of graduate programs. This program provides students with a broad range of skills in the areas demanded by the software industry, including computer security, networking, databases, artificial intelligence, software engineering, big data, and many others. Students typically graduate from this program with a handful of employment offers from leading companies including Aetna, United Technologies, Cigna, Travelers, and Optum. Many graduates of this program are also employed by such major companies as Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook. In 2017, starting salaries offered to our graduates exceeded $85,000, along with signing bonuses of $10,000 to $15,000.