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

CS at CCSU is certainly a wonderful program and I would not have obtained my career goals without it. I was able to start a career in my desired field right after graduation thanks to the wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience the program provided and the helpfulness and guidance of the faculty.
–Melissa Mulcahy

The skills I took away from CCSU extended far beyond what was contained in my textbooks. I learned how to meet deadlines, communicate with team members, and most importantly, how to make the big choices that will go on to define my career. The Computer Science Program at CCSU provided me the opportunities and advice I needed to decide what I wanted to do with my life. The heavy involvement of the faculty in all aspects of my experience at CCSU encouraged me to succeed and gave me the confidence to "put myself out there" to look for jobs. It only took me one interview - and a lot of patience - and now I couldn't be happier. As an information technologist at a higher-ed academic institution, I use many of the skills I acquired in the CS Program at CCSU, including using Linux, implementing network security protocols, and learning how to work with other experts from other departments, just to name a few. I intend to pursue a Master's Degree in Computer Science at some point in the near future, so the honor's program accreditation is a huge plus for me. All in all, I am glad that I made the choice to study Computer Science at CCSU.
–Heath Loder

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.