In a December 2013 speech President Obama stated, "Learning the new Computer Science skills is just not important for your future, but is important for our country's future. Don't just buy a new video game, make one. Don't just download a new app, design one. Don't just play on your phone, program it."
In the Computer Science Department at Webster University, our objective is not just to provide students with a solid background in the different areas of information technology, but also to encourage and help develop students' creativity and originality. Classes combine theory and practice with practical work constituting up to 50% of the class time. Individual and teamwork projects are another essential feature of our pedagogy and classes are small to enable you to receive individual help from professors. Many of our teachers are also IT professionals and will provide you with insight of the latest technologies.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in Computer Science at Webster University prepares you to meet the demands for innovation in the computer field.
Webster’s program is designed around identified core knowledge areas of computer science. The program includes theoretical and practical hands-on approaches preparing students to enter the IT workforce or continue their education in a professional graduate degree program.
Webster University has established strong alliances with many organizations and companies in the computer science industry. Students are encouraged to explore the available internship opportunities to get hands-on IT experience while gaining real-world business experience. Recent computer science graduates now work at companies such as Boeing, Monsanto, Maritz, Scottrade, Edward Jones, and Anheuser-Busch.
In a world that has become increasingly computer-dependent, the employment outlook for computer science majors should continue to be a bright spot in the jobs sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017), the field of computer science will continue to expand as innovations in technology create new opportunities across different industries. In fact, computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, creating roughly 560,000 jobs (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). A Computer Science degree from Webster University will further enhance this job outlook, as 95.5 percent of our students are employed full time after graduation.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate mastery of computer science in the following core knowledge areas:
- Software development
- Algorithms and data structures
- Computer organization, hardware and architecture
- Data and information management
- Describe how technological advances impact social issues and professional practice
- Write and orally communicate technical material effectively and professionally
- Apply problem-solving skills and the knowledge of computer science to solve problems
Computer Science Academic Programs
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Webster University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2024 for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an emphasis in Cybersecurity. We are the only private school in Missouri to have this designation.
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