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Computer Systems Science—BS

Computer Systems Science

Build the framework of skills necessary for designing, developing, and maintaining modern computing systems—not only today, but well into the future. A bachelor’s degree in computer systems science from Michigan Tech will provide you with a strong basis in computing environments—from operating systems, to networking, to administration, to security—allowing you to be adaptable and embrace the change inherent in technology. Graduates of this program are well equipped to identify and maintain the appropriate combination of application hardware and software to meet the needs of the end user, working closely with the software engineers who develop the application.

The Department of Computer Science takes a holistic approach to teaching computer systems science, emphasizing not only the latest technology, but also the core concepts underlying hardware and software design. Go beyond developing technical capability with todays computing systems; prepare yourself for the future of the profession. In addition to a broad understanding of computer science, you will gain expertise in the following areas:

  • Computer system administration
  • Systems programming
  • Computer networking
  • Computer and network security
  • Performance analysis

Career Pathways

You will be prepared to enter a graduate computer science program or enter the workplace as a system and network administrator, system developer, or information technology specialist. Long-term career objectives might include senior positions in computer system architecture or information technology management. Information technology professionals use their skills to solve, support, troubleshoot, and design everything from websites to networks for myriad organizations in business, the government, education, and health care, just to name a few. 

What jobs will I be prepared for?

  • Chief information officer
  • Database administrator
  • Database specialist
  • Director of information services
  • Project leader
  • Senior IS&T specialist
  • Senior systems engineer
  • System/Network administrator
  • System engineer
  • Web administrator

Where have Michigan Tech's CS majors worked after graduation?

  • 3M Company
  • AT&T
  • Allstate
  • General Motors
  • Dell Inc.
  • Dow Chemical
  • Hewlett Packard (HP)
  • Honeywell International
  • John Deere
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • Raytheon
  • Wells Fargo
  • Xerox
  • US Department of Agriculture