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Major in Computer Science (B.S.)

Shaw University offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Computer Science offers incredible opportunities as both a field of study and as a foundation for continued work in academic and professional areas. Computation and computer science are helping to change nearly all aspects of the world we live in, including science, business, society, communication, the humanities and social sciences. Students who have taken computer science courses at Shaw have helped change the world and continue to do so.

COMPUTER SCIENCE WEBSITE


CONCENTRATIONS OFFERED

Shaw University offers two concentrations under the Computer Science degree program:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS), General Concentration degree is for students interested in the essential areas of computer science including software, Web and Internet computing, networking, hardware systems, operating systems, compilers, parallel and distributed computing, theory of computing, and computer graphics. This BS degree is designed to prepare students both for graduate study in computer science and for technical careers in software development, computational science, networking, science, and electronic commerce.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Cyber Operations Concentration degree is for students interested in a career in cybersecurity, specifically, in the areas of ethical hacking and malware analysis. As highly in-demand skills, successful graduates can expect to pursue careers as systems analysts, penetration testers, and cyber threat hunters.

What can I do with a degree in Computer Science?

Bachelor of Science, General Concentration:

  • Data scientist
  • Web developer
  • Network architect
  • Software engineer
  • Cloud computing engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Business analyst

Bachelor of Science, Cyber Operations Concentration:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Cybersecurity Policy Advisor
  • Cyber Threat Hunter
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Security Operations Analyst

CENTER FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

The mission of the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research is to establish a pipeline for underrepresented minorities into the cybersecurity workforce through academic offerings, cutting-edge research, and community outreach.

Core Areas

Academic
Development of Cyber Operations program to increase minority representation in the cyber security workforce.
Research
Engage in cutting-edge cybersecurity research through the Cy(Bear)security Research Group.
Outreach
Increase community digital literacy and cybersecurity awareness through workshops, events, and camps.

TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL

The mission of the Technology Advisory Council is to support and build a sustainable future for our community through technology education and innovation.

Current Members
TECHNOLOGY-ADVISORY-COUNCIL


PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES & CURRICULUM INFORMATION

For a complete overview of the program and requirements for the current year, please download the B.S. Computer Science Undergraduate Guide.

B.S. Computer Science Undergraduate Guide