Modeling a Better Future
Do you have an aptitude for problem solving? Do you enjoy working with computers and numbers? Are you looking for a career in which you will make a lasting impact on technological development and innovation? The bachelor’s degree in computer science may be for you.
Theory, Design, and Experimentation
Computer science study encompasses theory, experimentation, and engineering design. Computer scientists employ their skills to model and analyze problems, designing and verifying computing solutions.
These professionals work toward mastering computer software and computational processes for a variety of applications and users—an endeavor that requires creativity, precision, and sound reasoning.
Choose Your Concentration
The most flexible and comprehensive, this option covers all facets of the discipline. Students gain a broad computer science background for a career in computing, science, or engineering. Recommended if you plan to attend graduate school.
Computer science has strong ties to many disciplines. Finding solutions often requires both computer science expertise and knowledge of a particular application area. The Application concentration delves into an area you choose, like engineering or health care.
Design, develop, and maintain computing systems in the Computer Systems concentration. You'll focus on computing environments like operating systems, networks, administration, and security. You'll learn to be adaptable and embrace change.
Build engaging video games using the latest techniques and technologies. Gain hands-on development and teamwork experience, learn 3D graphics programming, and practice the skills to build the next generation of interactive games. Your game industry career starts here.
The Enterprise Program at Michigan Tech finds students of any major working in teams on real projects, with real clients, in an environment that's more like a business than a classroom. With coaching and guidance from faculty mentors, Michigan Tech's Enterprise teams invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. The teams gain rich experiences in engineering design, team building, project management, and end-to-end original product development.
Husky Game Development
Michigan Tech’s interactive entertainment Enterprise, Husky Game Development develops games for business, education, and fun.
Humane Interface Design Enterprise
The Human Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) designs, develops, and evaluates interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage.
IT Oxygen Enterprise
IT Oxygen provides Information Technology help for both student organizations and businesses. Composed of students from numerous majors, the members of IT Oxygen work on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem solving, and business. The IT Oxygen Enterprise is advised by Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member Nagesh Hatti.
Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent through 2030, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020.
Specialty areas within computer science include computer architecture, software systems, graphics, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, software engineering, and human-computer interaction.
Jobs and Employers
- Computer consultant
- Computer graphics specialist
- Computer systems engineer
- Knowledge engineer
- Project coordinator
- Software engineer
- Systems analyst
- Adobe Systems
- Battle Creek Public Schools
- Capital One
- Fannie Mae
- Ford Motor
- GE Aviation
- IBM Corporation
- Lucent Technologies
- Pfizer Inc.
- Texas Instruments
- US Department of Defense