Computer Information Science
July 1, 2013
The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science at St. Edward’s prepares you for careers in business and industry, working with the design and implementation of applications and new technology. We emphasize experiential learning. You’ll enroll in at least three semesters of research courses and join a student-faculty research group with the goal of producing and presenting professional-level work.
Coursework in this degree covers networking and operating systems, web programming, advanced math, programming languages, and database theory.
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science
As a BA in Computer Information Science major, you’ll receive a strong theoretical and practical foundation in computer science. You’ll study best design practices for hardware and software design. Students will gain a broad understanding of computer science and directly applicable skills.
BA in Computer Information Science majors are in high demand across all industries. Graduates may work as systems analysts, designing and developing computer systems for the specific needs of a company. Or they may work as information system specialists, building databases and managing a company’s computer systems, communications systems and information delivery.
Students also select this program to prepare for graduate degrees — such as an MS in Management Information Systems or an MBA — that will advance their careers. Close interaction with faculty at St. Edward’s — and time spent in classes, labs, advising sessions and program events — allows you to learn more about options for careers and graduate work.
BA in Computer Information Science majors take courses from these groups:
Students who major in Computer Information Science complete core courses, which include Computing Sciences Concepts, Web Programming, Introduction to Computer Organization and Architecture, Software Engineering, and Database Theory.
GENERAL EDUCATION AND MISSION COURSES
All New College programs require general education and mission courses designed to refresh and expand your knowledge and skills in research methods, critical thinking and writing, and oral presentation, among others.
Students complete support courses to develop a solid mathematical background, including Precalculus or Calculus 1 and Discrete Mathematics.
View the Degree Plan (PDF) for sample course information for the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Science.