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Why major in computer science and information technology?

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What does it mean to major in computer science and information technology?

Why is Austin Peay State University a good place to major in computer science and information technology?

What can APSU computer science and information technology majors do after graduation?

Whom should I contact to learn more about majoring in computer science and information technology?

 


 

What does it mean to major in computer science and information technology?

Computer science deals with the structure, functionality, and applications of all types of computers.  It analyzes the processing and distribution of information in the modern world.   Computer scientists design software for many different applications, including those for mobile devices.   Computer scientists also use many software applications to control information retrieval and communication between people throughout the world.  Major areas of study besides programming include database applications, information security, data communication, and web-based technology.

 

Why is Austin Peay State University a good place to major in computer science and information technology?

The APSU Computer Science and Information Technology Department has eight full-time faculty members and features small class sizes.   All classes are taught by professors and not graduate students.  Many classes are conducted in modern computer labs, and all classrooms are “smart” classrooms, allowing computer-based demonstrations and lectures. 

There are currently over 300 students majoring in computer science with approximately 30 graduates completing the program each year.  One concentration, Information Systems, can be completed entirely online.   Classes are offered in each term.   Students may choose an accelerated term at the Fort Campbell campus or during the summer, or a regular term on the main campus.

 

What can APSU computer science and information technology majors do after graduation?

  • Software Development
  • Systems Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Network Management
  • Web Server Management
  • Web Design
  • Technical Support
  • Mobile Application Development

 

Whom should I contact to learn more about majoring in computer science and information technology?

C. Bruce Myers, Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
Austin Peay State University
myersb@apsu.edu
(931)221-7822 (office)
(931)221-7840 (department office)
(931)221-6354 (FAX)

For more information about studying computer science at APSU, follow this link to the Computer Science and Information Technology website. 

Follow this link for a listing of possible careers for computer science and information systems majors.