Your Future in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Technology in computer science at Charleston Southern University is a full four-year degree combining a liberal arts education with a cognate of mostly junior/senior professional courses that prepare the individual to enter the job market at the bachelor degree level. It is designed for persons holding an associate degree in an approved technical field. Because courses transferred in from the associate degree are diverse, each individual’s degree is custom built considering the transferred coursework and the individual’s goals. Successful applicants must have an accredited associate degree in approved areas (e.g., computer technology, telecommunications management or engineering technology). Applicants must also have completed at least one face-to-face programming course (Visual Basic or C++ preferred), and at least a college level course in Intermediate Algebra or have placed into the CSU Math 111 College Algebra course. Each student must take the liberal arts core and at least 18 hours in the cognate (15 hours of which must be at the 300 level or above). The student must attain at least 125 hours to graduate.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Computer Science

With a major in computer science, graduates will experience both high job satisfaction and a high job placement rate and will see financial rewards on the job. This major is highly flexible and can be completed online.

As a Computer Science major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Procedural Programming
  • Scripting Languages
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Architecture
  • Applied Networking
  • Algorithms
  • Advanced Operating Systems

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Programming
  • IT Analyst
  • Networking Specialist
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Graduate School

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College of Science and Mathematics

Charleston Southern’s College of Science and Mathematics ensures through its curricula and course offerings that students in all majors demonstrate an understanding of the continuing role of science and mathematics in human progress. In addition, it provides majors in science and science related fields with the necessary skills for successful careers in their chosen major or for further study in graduate school or professional programs.

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Computer Science Labs

Ashby Hall houses classrooms, labs, computer labs, an auditorium and faculty offices for math and computer science. Named for H. E. Ashby.

Students will not only learn about programming but also practice it each week in their labs. They will team with other students and professors to further explore topics and gain valuable real world experience. 

As a working adult student, I appreciated the flexibility this program offered me. This degree gives me greater marketability as I continue to progress in my career.

Bryan Lawhorn ’18 / computer science

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