Computer Science Honors, BS

Central to Fostering Technical Innovation.

Central’s BS in Computer Science- Honors prepares students for a wide variety of exciting careers. Students earn a broad range of critical skills in software development, computer security, networking, databases, artificial intelligence, and many more.

The Computer Science- Honors major is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Accredited programs must meet or exceed standards for faculty, curriculum, laboratory and computing resources, students, and institutional support.

Program Features

  • 110-credit program
  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes on-campus
  • Experience working with industry or non-profits through our Software Engineering Studio
  • 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.

Career Preparation

The program prepares students to work in a variety of settings including software engineering, cybersecurity, web and cloud systems, artificial intelligence, robotics, and computational modeling.

They are well suited for exciting positions such as, software developer, web developer, software engineer, database administrator, security analyst, and data scientist.

Frequently, graduates leave campus with employment offers from leading companies including AETNA, U?nited Technologies, Cigna, and Travelers


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The Computer Science- Honors program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Chad Williams
Professor, Department Chair
Computer Science
Maria Sanford Hall

Academic Department

As a CS student at Central, I gained many competitive skills and valuable knowledge in software engineering, such as agile development, web development, etc. Throughout my years at Central, I gained a good theoretical background in Computer Science, especially in data structures and algorithms. During my senior year, I received many employment opportunities, and today I am a happy software developer at Optum.

Krzysztof Konopka

Did You Know?

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.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will apply a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts, and applications of computer science in their career.
    1. (ABET SO-1) Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
    2. (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.
    3. (ABET SO-6) Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  2. 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.
    1. (ABET SO-5) Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  3. Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and engaged in collaborative teamwork.
    1. (ABET SO-3) Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Graduates will act ethically and with social responsibility in their careers.
    1. (ABET SO-4) Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.