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Computer Science (B.S.)

Graduates of the Computer Science program at South Dakota State University work in many different areas such as; application programmer, network designer, database administrator, information technologist, game development, and many others.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $ 372 per credit
Location: Brookings, United States

Computer Science related jobs are among the ten fastest growing careers that show a lot of promise and opportunity for growth.

Majors complete a core of basic computer science courses that includes the study of programming and algorithms, data structures, database concepts, computer architecture and organization, programming languages, compilers, operating systems, and software engineering.

Important courses in closely related fields, e.g., discrete mathematics, digital logic design, scientific computation, and probability and statistics are also taken. Computer Science students are required to study all aspects of computing, including hardware, software, and theory.

This Computer Science program at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in math and science
  • Enjoy working with computers and technology
  • Are a creative problem solver
  • Are generally interested in how things work
  • Like the challenge of learning new things

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Logic and Lab
  • Data Structures
  • Ethical and Security Issues in Computing
  • Assembly Language
  • Computer Organization and Architecture

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Career Opportunities

  • Information assurance software developer
  • Operating systems and network administrator
  • Software engineer
  • Computer support specialist
  • Information technology consultant

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