Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Earning your bachelor’s degree in computer science gives you the ability to adapt to new technologies and ideas. As a computer scientist, you will work with experts to develop innovative ways to harness the power of computing to solve problems.

Georgia Southern’s computer science program ensures that you will graduate with the skills to excel in a wide range of fields within computer science. Learn more about program requirements here.

A Growing Career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the computer and information scientist fields to grow by 11 percent until 2024 — faster than any other occupation. Computer scientists will enjoy excellent job prospects as companies currently struggle with finding candidates to fill these highly skilled positions.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives (3-5 years after graduation)

  • Have a diverse group of graduates take on successful leadership roles in Computer Science related fields
  • Have graduates remain current in their field through the pursuit of life-long learning
  • Have graduates work effectively with others to make positive contributions to their employers and to society

Program Outcomes (upon graduation)

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer‐based system, process, component, or
    program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal, security and global policy issues
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

Program Admissions Criteria

A student must have completed both MATH 2130 and CSCI 1301 (Programming Principles I) with a “C” or better and be enrolled in CSCI 1302 in order to be accepted as a major in Computer Science. Otherwise, a student declaring a major in Computer Sciences will be declared a “Pre-Computer Science” major.

Enrollment & Graduation Data




Last updated: 5/2/2017

Department of Computer Sciences • P.O. Box 7997 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • (912) 478-2727