Computer Science Department | Troy University

Computer Science Department

The Computer Science program provides students with a curriculum in the MSCS key domains of Computer Science at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate program gives students the full breadth of undergraduate computer science knowledge and skills while preparing them for careers in computer technology and for advanced study in graduate education.

The Master of Science degree in Computer Science is designed to provide students the opportunity for advanced studies in the theory, concepts, and methods involved in the design, development, and implementation of computer systems and programs. The graduate program curriculum includes the design and analysis of algorithms, advanced principles of programming and compilers, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, database, distributed systems, network security, computer organization and architecture.

Students in the MSCS graduate program have the opportunity to specialize in a research area of interest under the guidance of a faculty composed of preeminent scholar-professors with international reputations.

Troy University Computer Science program is the home of CS Club, a student organization that has hosts weekly seminars, study sessions and many other activities.

Why major in Computer Science?

The enormous growth of current and emerging technologies has generated a need for graduates with Computer Science degrees. Students graduating from Troy University's undergraduate and graduate programs are prepared to work in a wide range of computing careers, including software engineers, system analysts, computer system designers, or computer programmers. Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction (from Association of Computing Machinery, ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, computing has the greatest potential for new jobs through 2014 and the employment of computer software engineers and computer programmers is projected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations. The annual mean salary for careers in Computer Science ranged from $74, 900 to $103,150. The summer 2010 Salary Survey of the National Association of Colleges and Employers gave the average starting salary for a person with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science as $61,205.

From, "Software Engineer, a job that involves the design and creation of software for everything from operating systems to cell phone "apps" to interactive games, ranks as the best job of 2011, according to this year's Jobs Rated report."

Why study Computer Science at Troy University?

TROY's undergraduate curriculum is centered in the latest technological advances taught by a caring and highly qualified faculty. Students work on individual and team projects, to include game design, cell phone "apps," web applications, visualization, Teensy Board Programming, and database accessing applications, to name only a few.

Students in the MSCS graduate program have the opportunity to specialize in a research area of interest under the guidance of a faculty composed of scholar-professors. Student projects and research results are showcased in weekly seminars.

Students in the Computer Science undergraduate and graduate program benefit from small classes and an active Computer Science Club.

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