Why earn a Computer Science degree?
Computing is a discipline that offers rewarding possibilities and involves using ingenuity to solve complex, multidimensional problems in engineering, healthcare, finance, and many other disciplines. Increasing reliance on computing is generating a growing need for computer science graduates. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 30% increase in computing jobs between 2010 to 2020. To find additional information about careers in the discipline (including salary, minimum education requirements, and projected job growth), we recommend a look at the Bureau of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Why choose Boise State’s Computer Science program?
Boise State’s Computer Science Department offers a Bachelors of Science degree that is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Most upper-division classes have fewer than 30 students in them, providing ample opportunities for students to interact with professors. Part of the vibrant computing community at Boise State is the Student Computer Science Club, which hosts a Linux Fest each semester as well as Lan Parties, App-athon events, and other activities. Outside the classroom, local software development companies seek out upper-division students for lucrative part-time employment and high-paying internships. Graduates of Boise State’s Computer Science program enjoy a high job placement rate (95% in 2011). The robust local tech community also means that an average of 80% of our graduates stay and work in Boise.
Engineering Building, Room 101
1375 University Drive (corner of University & Manitou)
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dianxiang Xu – Ph.D.
Office: MEC 302A