When you think of computer science, maybe you picture the cast from IT Crowd, tucked away in a basement suggesting over and over again to try turning it off and back on. With a computer science degree from Indiana University Kokomo, you’ll be doing a lot more than that. You’ll be learning how to solve everyday problems and build new technology that stretches across every industry and field you can imagine! From medicine to cyber security to even music and the arts, a computer science degree will put you at the forefront of technology, ready to design and innovate for a better tomorrow.
In this program, we’ll make sure you’ve got a solid foundation of where computer science came from, we’ll test the current technology and discover its limits and uses, and we’ll look into what tomorrow might bring…together. You’ll learn everything from the fundamentals of programming languages like Java and algorithm development to the design and engineering of computer programs you will create.
Students in computer science apply the theoretical and mathematical foundations of computing to solve a variety of computational problems and to design and implement computing systems. Graduates of the computer science degree are able to design efficient software solutions by analyzing and customizing appropriate computational algorithms. They can analyze computing problems and apply sound principles to define and compare alternative solutions for such problems. Students will demonstrate proficiency and competency in constructing software solutions by utilizing multiple programming languages and programming paradigms; they will apply interpersonal skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and will communicate technical ideas and concepts clearly with a range of audiences; and they will recognize ethical and professional responsibilities and apply sound principles for dealing with ethical issue in the computing field. Students will also develop analytical problem-solving skills based on well-established techniques and tools used by computer science professionals and they will demonstrate a sense of exploration and develop skills that enable lifelong learning.
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You’ll dive in and learn the field in all kinds of ways; you’ll be taught through lab and lecture combinations, one-on-one work with highly-knowledgeable and approachable faculty, and small-group collaborative projects with your peers. You’ll start off surrounded by beginner students with the same interests as you in a Freshman Learning Community and you’ll wrap things up with a final Seminar in Computer Science. By the end of this program, you’ll be prepared to hit the hot job market, having honed critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate and work within a team.
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If you’ve decided computer science is the degree for you, get started on your computer science degree by talking to an admissions counselor about applying today!