Undergraduate Admissions

General Computing

Computer Science, General Computing

Make the decision that works best for you.

Your interest in computing can lead to a great career. Computing is a growing field with many areas of specialization. If you’re not sure which area of computing appeals to you or you’d like to learn more before choosing a focus, general computing offers you the opportunity to explore all of your options.

Starting out in General Computing gives you a semester (or two) to decide which degree program or discipline sparks your curiosity. It's a starting point to give you some space to choose the computing field that fits you the best while you complete introductory classes and stay on track for graduation. When you do find your perfect fit, you can seamlessly transition into that degree program.

You'll join a cohort of first-year General Computing students who'll attend the same sections of foundational courses. In your computing classes, you'll be on a team with three to four other students. Your team will become a study group, a research group, and a peer support network. Additionally, your advisor and professors will always be there to help, and periodic check-ins and meetings with your advisor will help you and your team stay on track.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved with student-led groups like Enterprise and in faculty-led research projects.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Engineers, software developers, and several other professionals' education started with a fundamental knowledge of computing. 
  • Individuals knowledgeable in computers to meet the employment demand in computing and information technology, which is growing at an average of 12% and will add about 546,200 new jobs by 2028.

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Software developer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Computer engineer
  • Web developer
  • Information/network security analyst

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Dematic
  • Gentex
  • Motorola
  • Open Systems International, Inc.
  • OnStar

Customize your Degree:

Degrees, minors , and concentrations available in:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems
  • Game Development
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
  • Software Engineering
  • Mechatronics

Take Courses Like:

  • Introduction to Computing Principles
  • Introduction to Programming I
  • Introduction to Programming in C/C++
  • Introduction to Business Programming

Learn more about General Computing at Michigan Tech!