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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or the Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 124

You want to know who’s driving all the latest technology and innovation? Computer scientists, that’s who.

They’re behind Google, Microsoft, Apple, Twitter — all the apps and online services you use, all the video games you play everyday. Right now, they’re working on the technology that will drive the future and they’re getting paid a premium to do it.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) at Georgia Southern University prepares students for these high-demand careers in computer science. The program is one of the most established programs in Georgia — one of the first to receive accreditation from ABET, the highest standard for engineering and technology programs.

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The Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science has 5 Focus Areas 

Big Data and Analytics

Dive into the world of machine learning and AI, as well as data mining for business, healthcare and more.

Game Programming

Learn to create, code and animate computer and video games.

Software Engineering

Understand the fundamentals of human computer interaction, software quality assurance and all the skills you’ll need to create stable, usable software.

Broadband and Mobile Systems

Gain the skills necessary to manage broadband and optical networks, wireless and mobile systems and more. 

Network and Computer Security

Develop the skills to create stable and secure networks, and serve as the line of defense against hackers and malware.

Suggested Plan of Study

two students testing a video game

What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities in computer science to grow by 21% between now and 2031 — more than three times the national average.

In May 2021, the average median salary for computer scientists was $131,490 per year.

Computer Science Careers

  • Computer programmer
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Network architect
  • Quality assurance analyst/tester
  • Software developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Video game developer
  • Web developer

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program Highlights

  • Flexible Program Locations
    Georgia Southern has vibrant residential campuses in Statesboro and Savannah. Take your courses completely on the campus of your choice, or move between sites.
  • Living Learning Community
    First-year engineering and computing students can choose to live together in the Innovation Living & Learning Community. You’ll get upper-level student peer mentors, networking at dinners with the dean and alumni, opportunities to go on site visits to engineering and computing companies. It’s like a launch pad for your career!
  • Academic Support
    You’ll have regular access to peer tutoring sessions and teaching assistant support outside of the classroom, even on weekends. 
  • Undergraduate Research Jobs
    In addition to a wide range of undergraduate research opportunities, there are paid research jobs with Georgia Southern faculty.
  • Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer scientists with a master’s degree command better careers and better salaries. With our accelerated program, you can get a bachelor’s and master’s degree in FIVE years instead of SIX. That means you can start your career sooner and save money on your education.

Curriculum for the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Andrew Allen
Interim Chair
IT 2313A, Statesboro Campus

Department of Computer Science
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 7997
Statesboro, GA 30460

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Last updated: 5/23/2023