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Information for Prospective Students

Computing Q&A

Why Computer Science or Computer Information Systems?

Opportunities for students who major in areas related to computing are better than ever! Many studies and our own experience indicate an increasing and continued demand for graduates with degrees in computing.

A major professional organization, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), assembled a library of career opportunities for those who graduate with a degree in a computing field. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes statistics and growth rates indicating the immense demand for computing professionals.

Why Clemson’s School of Computing?

The school offers three undergraduate degree programs (BS-CS, BA-CS, and BS-CIS) each containing a strong and common technical core that emphasizes the development of programming and problem-solving skills. The School of Computing’s graduates are recruited by top companies.

The School of Computing and Clemson offer many advantages for pursuing one of our degree programs:

  • a diverse set of computing-related courses and electives
  • 24-hour access to lab facilities
  • dedicated advising and resources within the School of Computing
  • workshops for career and professional development within the School of Computing
  • an excellent Center for Career and Professional Development providing resources for internship and employment opportunities
  • Calhoun College Honors Program
  • beautiful and scenic campus located on the edge of Lake Hartwell

Plan a Visit

The best way to learn more about becoming a Tiger is to visit!  The School of Computing is pleased to offer tours, including an overview of our program and facilities. Clemson University also offers campus tours through the Visitors Center. Finally, explore the many historical sites or arts and cultural events located in the City of Clemson.

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to Clemson University, please visit the Clemson University Office of Admissions web site. 


If you have questions or comments, please contact Dr. Chris Plaue, the School of Computing’s undergraduate program coordinator.