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Why Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at Indiana State?

As a computer science major at Indiana State, you will gain programming, data analysis, and problem-solving skills that prepare you for an impactful career in a high-demand field.

Develop Job-Ready Skills

Turn your passion for computers into a career in technology with a computer science degree. As a computer science major at Indiana State, you will gain programming, data analysis, and problem-solving skills. Our program has three computer science concentrations so you can tailor your degree to your specific interests:

  • Computing Science
  • Data Science
  • Information Science

And, you’ll practice your skills in our state-of-the-art computer classrooms and laboratories, as you prepare for a cutting-edge tech career with a computer science degree from Indiana State.

Learn From our Excellent Faculty

Indiana State's expert instructors are leaders in the computer science field and actively contribute to research in topics such as:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science
  • Machine learning
  • Theoretical computer science

Our small class sizes give you the chance to work one-on-one with your faculty. And you will have opportunities to participate in research activities.

Receive Expert Assistance in our Computer Labs

Our Unix Lab is a collaborative environment with 12 Linux PCs and extra space for students with laptops. Computer science graduate and undergraduate students staff the lab. They can provide you with academic assistance and mentoring to help you achieve success in your program.

What You'll Learn in the Computer Science Program

The Computer Science BS program gives you a strong foundation for a career in computing and related areas. You can complete our computer science bachelor's degree program in four years of full-time study.

Your core courses will introduce you to important programming and analytical concepts. You will learn about:

  • Programming languages and language theory
  • Data structures
  • Algorithms
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Software design

You will also complete a senior design course in which you will create an independent computer science project. Also, you will take additional foundational and advanced courses by choosing at least one of the major's three concentrations.

Available Concentrations

Learn to develop systems-level software or software requiring careful optimization for efficiency. Build advanced skills and knowledge in data structures, algorithms, and systems programming. The skills and knowledge gained are fundamental to computer science and can be applied across other areas of the discipline. This concentration is ideal for students interested in pursuing a PhD.

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Discover how to identify meaningful insights in data. Learn about artificial intelligence, how to work with large datasets and various data formats, how to apply machine-learning tools to datasets, and how to use interfaces for data analysis.

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Devise practical solutions for organizations by studying information science. Learn to store, organize, and retrieve digital information efficiently. Also, gain in-depth knowledge of computer networks, systems, and database administration. This concentration builds highly valued skills and knowledge in database and data management, web programming, security, and systems administration.

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Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited college and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

Career Possibilities for Computer Science Majors

Unlock your future with a bachelor's degree in computer science at Indiana State. Not only is there great demand for graduates, but many jobs also command high salaries. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment in computer and information technology occupations to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031.

As an Indiana State computer science graduate, you'll have career opportunities in many public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects fast growth rates in computer science occupations:

Major employers of computer science graduates include:

  • Federal, state, and local governments
  • Airline industry
  • Tech industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Research and testing services
  • Educational services
  • Security and commodity exchanges
  • Management and public relations services
  • Finance
  • Insurance

There is great demand for computer science graduates across nearly every industry, and many jobs command high salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects overall employment in computer and information technology occupations to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031.

Indiana State computer science alums have found employment at:

  • National Security Agency
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Google
  • Rolls Royce
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • City of Terre Haute
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Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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