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Computer Science

Computer Science at Carroll College

The Program

Carroll’s Computer Science program provides 3 main tracks to provide a solid foundation for students whose goals span a wide range of disciplines within the rapidly changing field of computer technologies. The Computer Science Degree offers opportunities for graduate school at premier institutions or jobs in the field (especially data administration, software development, network administration and security jobs). The Computer Information System Degree (CIS) combines applied Computer Science with Business, offering similar job opportunities to those above and opportunities for a management career and/or an MBA degree in the future. Finally the CS Degree with an emphasis is for those wishing to pursue another discipline such as math, science, social sciences or another degree with a particular emphasis on analysis and research skills.

Why Computer Science at Carroll?

Based on student interest, we have recently offered a class using robots, computer animation with Alice, programming to rework sounds and pictures, Geographic Information Systems (making computer generated maps), entered our first regional computer programming contest, and have a student-lead class “Student Topics  in Computer Science” that takes a peek at the emerging technologies. Plus our students take part in the International Math Modeling Contest (where Carroll has had 3 top finishers in the last several years).

Student Learning Outcomes

The computer science program is designed to:

  • Provide a challenging and appropriate curriculum that will prepare students for productive careers or further education in graduate school.
  • Provide an atmosphere in which learning can develop into a life long commitment to learning.
  • Teach students to apply their knowledge to solving practical problems by working individually and collaboratively.
  • Teach students to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

While still in school, many Carroll computer science students have the opportunity to work part-time in state government, at local high-tech firms as programmers or as network support specialists. Some students have on-campus technical support jobs, while still others volunteer with non-profit organizations.

There are also frequent summer opportunities in research around the country as well as paid internships in business and government.

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The Possibilities

A degree in Computer Science serves as preparation for some of the fastest growing jobs as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Computer Systems Software Engineer
  • Computer Applications Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst