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When you decide to earn a bachelor's degree in computer science, you will study mathematics and engineering along with computer science. You will learn to design and implement programs and software systems using a variety of programming languages on multiple hardware platforms.

Are you ready to earn a degree in computer science?

Are you ready to earn a degree in computer science?

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  • 75,000+ Average starting salary

  • Success Centers Study groups or tutoring facilities

  • Student labs Dedicated, hands-on learning

What will I do in the computer science program?

 You will learn to design and implement programs and software systems using a variety of programming languages on multiple hardware platforms. The major will provide a general, but solid foundation in computer science.

You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects with local industry and become a member of the Sunseeker solar racing team or other student organizations, including the Computer Club, offering  opportunities to participate in various club projects, member presentations, Linux Install Parties and discussions.

Are there scholarships for computer science students?

Computer science students may apply for scholarships beginning their first year. If you have questions about available scholarships or the application process, schedule an appointment with the advising office by calling (269) 276-3270 or scheduling online below.

 

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Careers in computer science

Graduates of WMU's computer science program have worked in government and industry, at computer centers, as independent consultants, in research and development, and as applications programmers. Graduates work around the globe, and some have started their own companies.

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in computer science are working as:

  • Corporate trainers
  • Network managers
  • Researchers
  • Software engineers
  • Systems analysts
  • Systems programmers
  • Web developers

Among the companies they work for are:

  • AMD
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Quicken
  • Sircon Corporation
  • Borgess Health Alliance
  • Consumers Energy
  • Haworth Inc.
  • Creative Solutions
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center

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  • During my time at Western, I learned to think abstractly about software and algorithms and apply these concepts to any language.

    Chase Myers, B.S.'19

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Call or email our manager of recruiting at (269) 276-3270 | Email Scot Conant

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