Our Computer Science (CS) faculty balance the academic with the practical, possessing terminal degrees plus added training in what is happening in industry right now. They are one of the most diverse groups of faculty in any department in any university.
In CS you develop – as an undergraduate – applications that are as current as today’s technology newswire, like iPhone and Android apps. As a part of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, you have access to career services and networking that will prepare you for the job you want.
What is Computer Science?
Computer Science involves understanding both algorithmic foundations and cutting-edge developments in exciting areas, such as:
- computer graphics
- computer networking
- computer security
- digital forensics
As a computer scientist, you will be able to:
Design and Implement Software
Computer scientists take on challenging programming jobs, such as processing medical images from CAT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, developing artificial intelligence for interactive game design, and creating mobile apps.
Devise New Ways to Use Computers
The research of computer scientists in networking and databases have led to revolutionary approaches to make Internet search engines (such as Google) possible. Now, Computer Science researchers are working with scientists from other fields to make robots become practical and intelligent aides, and to use to use computers to continue to decipher the secrets of human DNA.
Develop Effective Ways to Solve Computing Problems
Computer scientists research the best possible ways to solve problems, such as storing and transmitting digital music, TV shows, and movies though Internet streams such as YouTube and iTunes. Their theoretical background allows them to determine the best performance possible, and their study of algorithms helps them to develop new approaches that provide better performance.
In addition, a career for a computer scientist is typically well-paid with tremendous job opportunities. A Computer Science degree from Georgia College prepares students for opportunities from employers across all areas of business, state and local government and educational organizations, as well as for graduate school. Upon graduation areas of employment for computer scientists can include:
- software design and innovation
- program analysis
- software architecture design
- computer networking/IT systems
- database administration
- server administration
- program testing and support
A Semester Away at Georgia Tech
The Computer Science program at Georgia College has partnered with Georgia Tech to provide our students a unique opportunity. Students having a 3.4 GPA or better who have taken specific CS and math courses may spend the fall semester of their senior year taking 4 computer science courses in a concentration area at Georgia Tech. Please see the department chair for complete details.
The B. S. in Computer Science provides students with an understanding of the key principles and practices of computing and the underlying mathematical and scientific principles. It also provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable them to enter the workforce in various fields of computer science and information technology or to pursue graduate studies in computer science.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. The program objectives of the B.S. in Computer Science program at Georgia College are listed below:
- PEO 1: Our graduates will engage in the productive practice of modeling and designing computer based systems across a broad range of application areas.
- PEO 2: Our graduates have successful careers in industry and academia, providing leadership for their profession.
- PEO 3: Our graduates will be productive and ethical professionals.
Student outcomes (SO) describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.
We conduct direct assessments of our student outcomes by gathering assessment data from our upper-level core courses. The following tables list the student outcomes and performance indicators as well as courses used for evaluation.
Performance Indicators for Each Student Outcome
Enrollment and Graduation Information
*Academic Year = Summer, Fall Spring (ex: Summer 2004, Fall 2004, and Spring 2005 = AY 2005)
Fall Semester Headcount = head count of number of majors during the Fall Semester of the specified academic year
Department of Information Systems and Computer Science
301 Atkinson Hall | Campus Box 12
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-5721
Fax: (478) 445-5249