Wayne State College
A Degree in Computer Science

Computer Science Degree Program

About the Computer Science Degree

Computers are a part of almost every facet of everyday life. They’re used to make life easier – programming automation or helping run a business. If you’re ready to be immersed in the world of computers, you should consider a Computer Science degree from Wayne State. In computer science, you’ll learn to understand the “why” and the “how” of computer programs and hardware. You’ll learn fundamental programming languages and mathematical concepts required to build software and operating systems. You’ll also gain practical skills in the areas of introductory networking and server security and management. With a Computer Science degree, you’ll be able to make sense of computer code and know how computer components work together. This will prepare you for careers in systems and software development, web development, or even research and development of the newest computer technology and equipment. 

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science

Hours required:
For concentration: 57
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Mathematics, Geospatial Technology, Criminal Justice, Web and Mobile App Design and Development, Computer Information Systems

School: Business and Technology

Department: Computer Technology and Information Systems

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for your Computer Science degree at Wayne State College.


Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Computer Science degree program.

computer science degree skills

Skills Learned

  • Computer hardware and architecture
  • Scientific principals and scientific method
  • Mathematic essentials for the field
  • Software analysis and design
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Server security and management
  • Database design and development using SQL
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Computer troubleshooting
  • Networking concepts and technologies


computer science degree careers

Possible Careers

  • Software developer
  • Application developer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Web developer
  • Systems analyst
  • IT administrator
  • IT project manager
  • Database administrator
  • Computer repair technician
  • Computer forensics specialist
  • Chief technology officer

computer science degree employers


  • Software companies
  • Computer companies
  • Information technology firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Data warehouse companies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Technical support centers


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished professionals that have been recognized as experts in their fields. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Computer Science degree program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Computer Science degree program by participating in clubs, organizations, internships, and more.

computer science college clubs

Clubs and Organizations

WSC Service Learning


Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester. 



computer science college opportunities


  • Competitions, trips, and more – Show your skills and compete for awards at robotics and programming competitions, attend guest speaker events, and tour professional IT facilities to learn more about your field and meet pros in the industry.
  • Community events – Conduct workshops to help teach computing topics to local senior citizen groups, help promote the technology recycling program, serve as a judge for the Web Wizardry Competition, and even present at local schools for technology career days.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overse
computer science college internships


As part of your studies, you’ll complete a project for a “real-world” business to earn credit toward your degree in Computer Science. We also frequently employ students in our Network and Technology Services Department to give you additional field experience. Career Services is available to help you find internship and employment opportunities as well.

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