Bachelor in Computer Science

General

Program Description

Prepare yourself for technological careers needed in today’s corporations. University of Findlay Computer Science students learn object-oriented programming languages, client/server applications development and data communication to stay on the cutting edge of this ever-growing and changing field.

Career Opportunities

The average starting salary for Computer Science majors is $67,539.

Program of Innovation

​We are recognized by the State of Ohio as a Program of Innovation​.

Emphasis Areas

Our six emphasis areas provide an excellent foundation for a career.

Professional Science Master’s Program

Prepare for a leadership role with our PSM affiliated Masters in Applied Security and Analytics.

Areas of emphasis

Our program gives students a solid background in computer knowledge, combined with any of the five areas of emphasis.

Business Emphasis

 Join the corporate world with a business emphasis

​​The emphasis in business prepares students for careers in the corporate or small business environment. Graduates will be able to design new systems to meet the needs of the client and integrate new computer technologies as appropriate, to increase the power of existing computer systems.  This is vital to the success of any organization.

To complete a Computer Science degree with a Business Emphasis you must complete seven business emphasis courses in addition to the computer science core courses.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Computer Systems Emphasis

Looking for a career as a network administrator or software engineer?

Emphasis on computer systems prepares students for careers as network administrators or software engineers.  Graduates will be able to provide expertise in the design, monitoring, and maintenance of organizational networks.

To complete a Computer Science degree with a Computer Systems Emphasis you must complete six computer systems emphasis courses in addition to the computer science core courses.

Data Analytics​​ Emphasis

Enter the business world where jobs are waiting to be filled

According to Burning Glass Technologies, the number of positions for data and analytics talent in the United States will increase by 364,000 openings by 2020. Employers are already struggling to fill the data science and analytics jobs and finding employees with leadership skills is even harder.

At the University of Findlay's Computer Science- Data Analytic program, our students graduate with knowledge in:

  • Multiple programming languages.
  • How to perform ad-hoc queries.
  • Statistical understanding and visualization importance.
  • SQL skills.
  • Finding patterns in data.
  • Cutting edge and high demand business programs such as Tableau.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Information Assurance Emphasis​

In today's high-technology environment, homes and businesses must be constantly vigilant about computer security and information management. The demand for trained individuals in this area will continue to grow.  Completion of the information assurance emphasis at The University of Findlay can increase your marketability upon graduation.

An emphasis on information assurance prepares students for careers as information security analysts in addition to software engineering.  Graduates will be able to manage risks associated with the use, processing, storage and transmission of information or data and the systems and processes used for these purposes.  This curriculum has been certified by the Committee on National Security Systems and The National Security Agency as one of the elite programs nationwide, meeting the National Training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals, NSTSSI 4011. 

To complete a Computer Science degree with an Information Assurance Emphasis you must complete eight information assurance emphasis courses in addition to the computer science core courses.

Mathematics Emphasis

Learn about the relationship between computers and mathematics

An emphasis in mathematics prepares students for careers as computer scientists, mathematical programmers or software engineers. Graduates will serve as inventors, theorists, and researchers that create and troubleshoot new computer technologies and applications. They can also design new programming languages, develop virtual reality environments and advance ideas towards the relationship between computer technologies and humanity. 

To complete a Computer Science degree with a Mathematics Emphasis you must complete six mathematics emphasis courses in addition to the computer science core courses.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Web and Database Emphasis​

Interested in programming for the Web?

Emphasis on web and database prepares students for careers as Web programmers, database administrators, or software engineers.  Graduates will be able to create the back-end programming needed for today's business websites and ensure data are efficiently managed and organized to meet today's information needs.

To complete a Computer Science degree with a Web and Database Emphasis you must complete six web and database emphasis courses in addition to the computer science core courses. 

Student Organizations

3C Computer Repair

Students have the opportunity to work and earn money at 3C Computer Repairs. The student-run business offers computer repair and technical consulting services for the people of Findlay at an affordable rate. 3C Computer Repairs provides an array of computer repairs from virus removal to minor hardware replacement. We look forward to solving your problems.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Findlay hosts a student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for students who are prospective computer, science professionals. Activities include regular meetings, participation in professional activities, and student-sponsored activities that promote computer science and technology at the university and wider community.

The Tech and Gaming Club (TAG)

In addition to weekly game nights in the AMU game room, the club members meet to discuss new technologies, plan for their events, and participate in community service with local organizations. They also host many events on campuses such as welcome week activities and tournaments for popular games.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

The University of Findlay is a flexible, forward-looking institution that is constantly seeking ways to better serve students and the community. In today’s fast-paced world, Findlay is continually ada ... Read More

The University of Findlay is a flexible, forward-looking institution that is constantly seeking ways to better serve students and the community. In today’s fast-paced world, Findlay is continually adapting programs and teaching methods to meet the needs of current students who are preparing for tomorrow’s careers. Read less