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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 fascinating world of computers, you should consider Wayne State’s computer science degree program. You will learn principles and concepts of computing along with organizational and business concepts. You’ll gain practical skills in the areas of computer programming, introductory networking, systems development, computer hardware, operating systems, and databases. You’ll be able to work independently, as well as in groups across a range of diverse situations. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a career in any career that relies heavily on computer savvy.

Sample Program of Study

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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., B.S.


Hours required:
For concentration: 57
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Popular minors: Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Geospatial Technology


School: Business and Technology


Department: Computer Technology and Information Systems

Computer Science 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 degree in computer science 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.

Skills

Skills Learned

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

 

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

Employers

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, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

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

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations

 

WSC Service Learning

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 Student Activites

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
Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors

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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