Central to Fostering Technical Innovation.
CCSU’s BS in Computer Science program prepares students for successful careers in
the software industry. Students earn a broad range of critical skills in software
development, computer security, networking, databases, artificial intelligence, and
many more. This alternative to Computer Science- Honors was designed as a fast path
to the degree for transfer students and students that change majors after they begin
their academic career.
Pairing a Computer Science BS with a complimentary minor bolsters a graduate’s opportunities
for job placement and advancement.
- 38-credit program
- Attend full- or part-time
- Classes on-campus
- Flexible curriculum for a short path to graduation
- Small class sizes
- Dedicated, diverse faculty who are experts in their field
- Internship opportunities available
- Financial aid and scholarships available
- Free on-campus child care
Students acquire deep technical, computer science skills and work with their advisor
to select courses that can set the stage for graduate study or employment in any technical
or professional area.
By selecting electives from a range of cybersecurity topics students learn about secure
software design, usability, development, forensics, and cryptography. This track
prepares students for graduate study or employment in a career related to software
The Computer Science- Honors program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.
Computer Science at CCSU is certainly a wonderful program and I would not have obtained
my career goals without it. I was able to start a career in my desired field right
after graduation thanks to the wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience the program
provided and the helpfulness and guidance of the faculty.
- Melissa Mulcahy
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for 2021- 2031 is
a 25% increase for software developers, with a median salary of $109k and 35% increase
for information security analysts, with a median salary of $102k.
- Graduates will apply a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts,
and applications of computer science in their career.
- (ABET SO-1) Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing
and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- (ABET SO-2) Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given
set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- (ABET SO-6) Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to
produce computing-based solutions.
- Graduates will be engaged in a wide range of careers and/or graduate studies in computer
science or related fields with a passion for lifelong learning.
- (ABET SO-5) Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities
appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and engaged in
- (ABET SO-3) Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Graduates will act ethically and with social responsibility in their careers.
- (ABET SO-4) Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in
computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.