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Computer Science

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018. Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.*
Maximize your options for employment as an application programmer, mobile app developer, web developer, video game developer, interface designer, systems analyst, database manager -- learn more about our bachelor of science in computer science.

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Program Overview

Computers are everywhere, and the demand for people who can program them, design them, and, most of all, have the skills to understand them, continues to grow stronger every year. Through Fitchburg State’s Computer Science program, students can take advantage of one of the few programs in the country that combines hardware and software education. This dual-track program gives students the platform that they need to work in such areas as software design, network development, web design and computer hardware creation. All of these applications are supported by the knowledge gained by having a strong background in mathematics.

Students will have opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in analysis and design of business information systems, database development, software development, and networking. This program prepares the students for professional careers in the rapidly changing field of computer science.

Career Opportunities

If finding employment or being accepted to graduate school is the criterion of success, then graduates of our Computer Science program have been very successful indeed. Over the last five years, the job placement rate of our graduates has exceeded 95 percent. These students share one important trait: they possess among the most sought-after skills for the 21st century.

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*“Computer and Information Technology Occupations : Occupational Outlook Handbook:” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 Apr. 2019.