The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program at Embry-Riddle prepares students to emerge with a solid foundation in computer science basics, advanced computer science topics, and software engineering practices. Led by dedicated faculty who bring real-world experience and provide one-on-one interaction with students, the Computer Science program at ERAU is highly regarded.
The bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Embry-Riddle allows students to choose either a standard computer science track or select one of four areas of concentration — Cyber Security Engineering, Business Administration, Homeland Security, or Human Factors.
Typically ranked in many top career or opportunity lists, the availability of jobs in Computer Science continues to grow as society’s dependence on computers and computer systems continues to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, positions in Computer Science are expected to grow by 15 percent between 2012 and 2022, characterized as a “faster than average” rate among all professions.
The Computer Science degree generalizes to areas outside of aviation more so than many other degrees offered by ERAU.
Computer Science students at ERAU benefit from the high-tech atmosphere featuring state-of-the-art computer facilities, team software development and real-time hardware laboratories, and a wide range of cutting-edge tools and resources. Some examples include the Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering Capstone Design Labs.
Qualified students have opportunities to participate in research projects that integrate software engineering with actual simulation and flight systems.
The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
About Computer Science at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus
Part of the Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering Department of the College of Engineering, the B.S. in Computer Science degree program blends theory and applications to prepare students for many different commercial or government computer science and software engineering positions, while simultaneously laying a foundation for graduate studies in computer science or software engineering.
First-year curriculum includes courses in general education, math, science, and computing, such as computing fundamentals, applied computing, and other courses depending on the student’s area of concentration.
The program integrates computing with mathematical modeling and data visualization to create solutions to problems that arise in nature, business, human behavior, security, and other areas where computing can be used to address complex situations.
The aerospace industry is always evolving; students get to work with the latest electronics and digital systems.
The program offers four areas of concentration where students can practice their technical proficiency in an application domain: Business administration, cybersecurity engineering, homeland security, or human factors. The program can also be taken without specification.
Computer Science is one of four undergraduate degrees in the ECSSE department, with each involving a high degree of systems thinking: understanding how the individual parts of a complex system fit together to make a working whole. Students don’t just work within their own discipline; they interact with other disciplines, too, just like real-world engineers.