Computer Science & Computer Security Programs

Overview

Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of computing and their applications in computer systems. It involves the study and implementation of the algorithmic processes that describe and transform information. The Computer Science program at Fairmont State University offers two degree options. Students can pursue a BS in Computer Science or a BS in Computer Science with a Cybersecurity concentration. Cybersecurity students develop theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience with the tools and protocols needed to understand, implement, and manage security technologies as well as gain insight into the legal, social, and political dynamics of the cyber universe.

 

Career Opportunities

Computer science is a broad discipline that encompasses many areas of specialization, with an ever-growing array of opportunities. The computer science degree programs at Fairmont State University have been designed to provide students with an understanding of the field that is broad enough for them to find employment in a wide spectrum of private companies or government agencies and make them competitive for graduate school and advanced study. Computer science is intended for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions:

  • Computer programmers
  • Systems analysts
  • Software engineers
  • Database administrators
  • Information security analysts

 

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