Immersive, challenging, rewarding
Computer science is a discipline that provides a scientific foundation for a variety of practical skills including software engineering, computer system design, software system design, data base design and applications, distributed computing, network design and applications, computer graphics, scientific computation, and the use of specialized computer applications. The computer continues to have a dramatic effect on many aspects of contemporary society, and the demand for people who are trained to use computers and software systems will increase for the foreseeable future. The curriculum in computer science prepares students for a variety of careers that involve the extensive use of computers.
Students who enroll in the Computer Science Program will find themselves immersed in an environment of learning and challenged by the rigorous coursework. This program provides education based on a theoretical, experimental and ethical foundation further enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships, international studies, interdisciplinary programs, or programs in entrepreneurship. Students will advance in state-of-the-art fields, incorporating technical disciplines from electrical engineering and computer science.
As students graduate, they will be prepared for professional leadership, civic influence, and lifelong Learning. They will be experienced in research and developing technology to address present and future societal problems and collaborate with researchers from other disciplines to address societal grand challenge problems.
Why study Computer Science at WSU Tri-Cities?
- Small classes
- Personalized instruction
- Hands-on experience
- Leadership, Internship and Career Opportunities
- Computer Science: Computer Scientist, Control System Computer Scientist, Scientific Programmer Analyst, Developer, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Publishing Systems Analyst, Senior Software Engineer, Software Architect, Software Developer, Systems Coordinator, Systems Engineer, Application Integration Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Software Development Engineer, Computer Consultant, Technical Consultant, Applications Developer, Business Systems AnalystSource: O*NET OnLine, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1111.00, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1133.00, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1132.00
- Computer Engineering: Design Engineer, Engineer, Field Service Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Network Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Hardware Engineer, Systems Engineer, Systems Integration EngineerSource: O*NET OnLine, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2061.00
WSU’s computer science program is ABET accredited — the most prestigious accreditation awarded to a computer science program. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.