computerscience

Computer Science

A degree in computer science will provide you the problem-solving skills, knowledge of computing and information systems, and hands-on experience today’s employers are seeking.

What You'll Study

Mobile and Game Development Track

This track emphasizes software development and prepares you for a wide range of careers in some of today’s newest and most in-demand technology areas. You will learn coding skills at increasing levels of complexity throughout the program. Many courses are project-based, emphasizing the importance of translating concepts to operational prototypes. Topics covered include:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Mobile Device Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Game Programming

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Networking and Cybersecurity Track

This track emphasizes the development of fast, efficient Network communications with a focus on Cybersecurity, an increasingly crucial component.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth in the networking and cybersecurity fields.  Our track prepares the student with highly sought after skills for a career in the Information Systems field.  Topics covered include:

  • Fundamental and Advanced Networking
  • Data Communications
  • Wireless Networks
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Network Administration and Security
  • Advanced Network Security

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Data Science Track

As businesses continue to collect large amounts of data, systems need to be developed to allow these organizations to store and access all this “big data.” This track prepares you for careers using and developing “big data” information systems. You will learn the tools and techniques for storing, accessing, and using big data. Topics covered include:

  • Designing databases and data warehouses to store large amounts of data
  • Data Science tools and techniques for retrieving and analyzing data
  • Developing information systems supporting big data

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Interdisciplinary Computing Track

This track provides the flexibility for you to create a personally-tailored degree program to meet your unique talents and career goals. Pairing a degree in computer science with expertise in a field of your choice will prepare you to work in today’s dynamic, global world. Many students have paired computer science with fields including:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Nanotechnology
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology

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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.

  • Internships: As part of the degree program you will complete twenty-eight hours of external experience which can be fulfilled through internships. Students have interned with companies including:
      • Quicken
      • Los Alamos National Lab
      • GlaxoSmithKline
      • IBM

More information about internships can be found on our internships page.

  • Students have also participated in summer programs including:
      • National Institute of Standards and Technology SURF Program
      • National Science Foundation REU Program

  • Careers: Recent graduates have been employed by organizations such as:
      • Raytheon
      • Lockheed Martin
      • Cisco Systems

Want to Know More?

Department of Business and Computer Science

Dr. Cori Myers
234 Akeley Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2274

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
admissions@lockhaven.edu
(570) 484-2027

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