Opportunities for students who major in areas related to computing are better than ever. Numerous reports and studies have found that the demand for graduates with a degree in a computing field will be among the highest of all majors for the foreseeable future.
The ACM, the major professional organization for computing professionals, recently assembled a collection of web pages on career opportunities. The link is http://computingcareers.acm.org/. Other sources of information on careers in computing include the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which rates the growth of jobs in the field as being "much faster than average for all occupations" (the highest rating).
The school offers three undergraduate degree programs. Each program has a strong technical core that emphasizes the development of programming and problem solving skills. The programs differ in the junior and senior year on their emphasis in areas outside of computer science.
Course requirements for the three degrees are summarized in this side-by-side comparison.
The School of Computing also offers a Combined Bachelor's/ Master's Education Plan. The plan allows students to count up to nine hours of graduate credit (600- and 800-level courses) toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Students participating in this program must have at least 90 semester hours (junior year) and a minimum grade-point ratio of 3.4. Students must officially request participation in the combined bachelor's/master's program by completion of Form GS6 BS/MS, "Request for Combined Bachelor's/ Master's Education Plan", available on-line atwww.grad.clemson.edu/forms/GeneralForms.php. See Dr. Mark Smotherman for information about filling out this form and for the necessary approval.
A diverse set of courses is offered by the school in areas such as network programming, cluster and distributed computing, software engineering, graphics, virtual reality, game engine design, database systems, programming languages, computer security and administration, operating systems, etc.
You may follow this link for the description of Computer Science, CPSC, courses offered by the School of Computing.
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