Computer Science Major
Since computers have become an integral part of our everyday life, those who become professionals in computer technology have a vast number of opportunities. Computer science (CS) majors at Salisbury University receive a concentrated introduction to computer technology along with the mathematical principles upon which it rests through a dual core in mathematics and computer science.
Why Choose Computer Science at SU?
At SU, we offer a dynamic curriculum with a strong emphasis on software engineering and computer networks. Our program allows flexibility by offering a diverse range of computer-related courses in different areas, including:
- Software engineering
- Computer networks
- Computer architecture
- Computer security
- Computer graphics
- Programming languages
- Database systems
- High-performance computing
- Operating systems
You’ll gain access to a number of advantages at SU thanks to some features special to our program:
- State-of-the-art facilities. Our mathematics and computer science students have access to the latest technology. Our department has three computer laboratories available for instruction and research, as well as teaching labs running with different operating systems.
- Internships and study abroad opportunities. We sponsor a number of internships each year where students get first-hand experience in a business, industry or government setting. The department also offers a Cyber Security Study Abroad Program in Estonia, home to NATO’s Cyber Defense Center.
- Research honors. SU hosts an annual Student Research Conference where research results are presented to faculty and peers. We also send students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which SU has twice hosted. Many mathematics students choose to engage in projects with faculty, some of which have led to student or student/faculty publications in journals and presentations at professional meetings. Notable student accomplishments include a first-place award for original student research at the spring meeting of the MD/DC/VA Section of the Mathematical Association of America, an award from Pi Mu Epsilon for outstanding student paper presentation at Math Fest, and two students who were chosen from a national pool of science and mathematics students to present at the Council on Undergraduate Research Poster Session on Capitol Hill.
Along with the countless opportunities available to any graduate with problem-solving and communication skills, with a computer science degree, you could also pursue a career as one of the following:
- Airplane Navigator
- Computer Analyst
- Computer Applications Engineer
- Data Processing Manager
- Technical Illustrator
Faculty with Real-World Experience
Our faculty is committed to the education of their students and provides many opportunities for students to learn and grow both in and outside of the classroom.