Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

A Computer Science (CS) degree at Kennesaw State University provides you with a foundational understanding of CS and its applications in the field of computing and data science. A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science includes the study of computer systems and related topics in architecture, algorithms, software development, artificial intelligence, data science, and cyber and network security. 

With a Computer Science degree, you gain an in-depth understanding of core technology areas such as programming, computer architecture, operating systems, data communications, networking, information assurance and security, big data, machine learning, data mining, cloud computing, distributed computing, database systems and software engineering. These areas are supported by a strong foundation in computing principles like the design of programming languages, data structures and operating system principles. 

The Computer Science degree also incorporates mathematical concepts into many of the major courses. Computer Science majors are encouraged to add a certification in Robotics Programming or High Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC).

 Computer Science Salary and Career Information

Software Developer
Median Salary: National $110,000; Georgia $104,640
Job Growth by 2028: National 10%; Georgia 10%

Computer Systems Analyst
Median Salary: National $88,740; Georgia $87,500
Job Growth by 2028: National 9%; Georgia 8%

Database Administrator
Median Salary: National $90,070; Georgia $92,020
Job Growth by 2028: National 9%; Georgia 10% 

Further enhance your career and salary potential by earning a Computer Science Master's degree at KSU. Learn the advanced skills needed for an executive role within the computing and data science industry. 

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net Online

Computer Science Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Career Flexibility – A Computer Science degree prepares you for a variety of careers in computing-related fields, especially in the development of any computing-based solutions. Our graduates have pursued many different Computer Science careers including as a program analyst, software engineer, data analyst, web developer and software consultant. This program also prepares you for graduate studies in the Computer Science field.

  • ABET Accreditation – The B.S. in Computer Science is fully accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineers & Technology. ABET accreditation signifies that the program meets standards essential to provide you with a solid educational foundation and that you are capable of leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies.

  • Advanced Certification – You can add certifications in Robotics Programming or High Performance Cluster Computing to your Computer Science curriculum to specialize your educational training to match your career interests. This additional training highlights your advanced qualifications when job interviewing. 

Learn more about the Department of Computer Science at the College of Computing and Software Engineering (CCSE), or select a Computer Science topic below:

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