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Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Mount Union prepares students with the knowledge of software, hardware organization, operating systems, theory of communication, and principles of programming languages. 

The computer science program offers classes designed to develop the skills needed for careers in the computer science field, an industry that is expected to show significant growth in demand for qualified employees over the next few years. 

Computer Science at Mount Union Quick Facts 

The computer science program requires 54-56 credit hours, along with the 32 credit hours required to fulfill the Integrative Core. This program not only covers a wide range of computer curriculum, but also successfully incorporates the liberal arts into its classes. 

Mount Union's computer science program delivers some of the best opportunities for students' success, such as: 

  • Computer science majors can join the student-led organization, Society of Computing Students (SOCS), that provides networking opportunities and programming competitions
  • Mount Union has strong relationships with area businesses offering internships, such as The Timken Company, Diebold, Inc., and Progressive Insurance

Mount Union has received ranking in College Factual's 2018 ranking, placing #3 in Ohio, #9 in the Great Lakes region and #47 in the nation as a "most popular program."

Curriculum

As a computer science major, you'll be exposed to in-depth study of programming, computer organization, algorithms and data structures, theories and applications, networks, and operations systems. Not only will you study courses that focus on computers, but you will also study discrete mathematics, statistics, and calculus, which will prepare graduates to enter technological fields such as systems programming, technical support, research, and teaching. 

COMPUTER SCIENCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to extend current knowledge and/or skills to a computing environment or problem currently unknown to the student.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems in the discipline. 
  • Students will demonstrate interpretive skills, incuding the ability to: a) analyze data statistically, b) interpret results of experiments, c) draw reasonable conclusions based on experimental results.
  • Students will learn and demonstrate standards of professional behavior, including rules of ethics and etiquette. 
  • Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group on a common problem.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to search the relevant literature of the discipline to find information that addresses a specific problem.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to produce a technical document. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to give an effective presentation using visual aids and/or software demonstrations. 

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