Do you like computers? Do your friends and family ask you to help them with their technology? Have you been called a geek?
If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, then a computer science major could be right for you.
But wait a minute. Do you cringe at the thought of spending the next 40 years as a programmer? Not to worry! Computer science is about more than programming. It’s also about learning to get the computer to be the best tool for whatever task you need done. And with computers becoming ever more important tools in business and industry, this is a perfect time to take a closer look at computer science.
Transylvania's computer science major includes a concentration from any liberal arts discipline on campus. See how it can work:
Psychology—This person is interested in artificial intelligence, the branch of computer science that makes computers more useful. Studying psychology helps you understand how the mind works.
Studio art—The techniques this person learns in studio art will translate into the medium of computer presentation.
Physics—This person has a passion for engineering—a dream of building the next great machine or making the next technological breakthrough. Physics provides the foundation to explore computer engineering in-depth.
Theater—Learning about the technical side of theater will help this person pursue the dream of special effects.
Computer science or mathematics—Someone interested in programming can choose to concentrate in either of these disciplines. If you plan to go to graduate school, math is the better option.
Possibilities include internships at national firms such as IBM, Perot Systems, and Lexmark. Transylvania students have also participated in several outside research projects, including a National Science Foundation program with NASA.