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Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

What is it?

Decades ago, owning a personal computer required big bucks and major house renovations. Today, almost everything uses a microchip, and demand has skyrocketed for software programmers, graphic artists and information technicians as we find ourselves in the thick of the information age. Students in Clemson’s School of Computing enjoy an innovative curriculum that puts them on the cutting edge of the latest digital developments.

What will I study?

Students in the School of Computing have many avenues to explore. Some elect to pursue software development while others opt for international computing or graphic communication. A number of students choose to combine the technical areas of computer science with a study concentration of business theory and application by majoring in computer information systems.

Three degrees are available to undergraduates.

  • The B.S. in computer science is the most technical of the degrees and preferred by the large software development companies and government employers.
  • The B.A. in computer science includes the same core as the B.S. program, but it’s packaged in a liberal arts environment. This program attracts students interested in international computing or graphic animation.
  • The B.S. in computer information systems is for students interested in applying computing solutions to problems in the corporate and/or the entrepreneurial IT environment. This program combines the technical areas of computer science with a study concentration of business theory and application.

Where is my future in the computer industry?

Graduates of our program are well-prepared and highly recruited. Computing jobs are among the highest paid and, contrary to popular belief, there are more jobs available now than before the dot-com bubble. Over the last several years, most jobseeking students had offers before graduation.

Where can I find more information about the School of Computing?


The Numbers

871 Undergraduates

16% Women
28% Minority
82% In-State

115 Masters Students

97 Doctoral Students

45 Full Time Faculty