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Computer Science

Empowering Future Innovators

Dive into a world where technology meets creativity at Georgia Southern University’s Computer Science Department. Here, you’ll find a hub for budding computer scientists and software engineers, poised to tackle global challenges across various sectors like healthcare and cybersecurity. Enjoy small class sizes and abundant research opportunities in areas like game programming, robotics, machine learning, and AI. With a strong industry outlook and an ABET-accredited undergraduate program, Georgia Southern equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Paving the Way for Tomorrow’s Innovators

Dive into innovative computing at Georgia Southern University with academic paths covering Big Data and Analytics, Cyber and Software Security, Mobile Systems, and Game Programming. Practical courses prepare you for a technologically advanced future.

Degree Programs

Personalized Learning

Students are taught in small class sizes for more enhanced one-on-one experience with faculty.

Dynamic Careers

Enter a rapidly growing field with a variety of opportunities for career advancement and employment.

Accredited Excellence 

Pursue your undergraduate degree with confidence with our ABET-accredited Computer Science program.

Club Connections

Pursue your degree while joining on-campus student organizations, such as ACM, IEEE, WIT, and more.

Excel in Tech Careers


Average Salary

Georgia Southern offers Computer Science and Software Engineering programs that open doors to diverse career paths. Graduates secure roles such as Software Engineer, Computer Scientist, and Application Developer, with an average salary of $86,461. Companies like General Motors, Deloitte, and Gulfstream Aerospace eagerly hire our alumni.

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Computer scientists and software engineers create the programs, data structures and environments that solve global problems in healthcare, economics, production, logistics and more. Georgia Southern University’s Computer Science Department is part of the cutting-edge Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing. Our class sizes are small and research opportunities abound for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities in computer science to grow by 15% between now and 2029 — more than three times the national average. In 2020, the average median salary for computer scientists was $126,830 per year.

Computer Science Research Areas

  • Game programming
  • Data and knowledge systems
  • Broadband networking
  • Computer security
  • Mobile computing
  • Robotics
  • Software engineering

Accredited by the CAC of ABET

Accredited ABET CAC

Georgia Southern’s undergraduate Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

Department News

9/20: The students’ Aurora Game Development Club won the Center for Disease Control’s Games for Health competition in Atlanta with their entry In-flew-enza. Congratulations!