Bachelor of ScienceComputing Science

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Bachelor of Science in Computing ScienceCurriculum

Our Computing Science curriculum is designed with current industry needs in mind. It ensures that graduating students are ready to take on the challenges of this dynamic and fast-paced area.

Year 1:  Experience in computer hardware and software concepts, and fundamentals of programming.

Year 2:  An in-depth study of computer networking, web programing, introduction of cybersecurity, data structure. 

Start from Year 3, students choose concentrations from Software Development, Data Science, Game Development, Cybersecurity, Finance and Technology and General Computing Science. 

Year 3: Students learn database design and development, software engineering and algorithm. Students also gain experience in system development in software engineering and project development courses. 

Year 4:  Student exposed to courses including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, data mining, mobile app development, operating system, and various areas of cybersecurity. Student complete a senior captone course in the last year. 

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Potential Career Paths

Majoring in Computer Science program prepares students for the following positions: 

  • Software, Web or Mobile Application Developer
  • Systems administrator/manager/analyst
  • Web developer and designer
  • Software engineer
  • Database designer/developer/administrator
  • IT architect
  • Security analyst 
93%Percentage of JU computing science alumni working in the field
22%National Job Growth by 2029, much faster than the average of 4% for all occupations
62,840+Computing Science Jobs in Florida in 2020

The Possibilities are Endless

JU Computing Science students have completed internships or secured employment at companies including:

  • Baptist Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capernaum, Inc.
  • City of Jacksonville
  • Core Realty
  • CSX
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Duval County School Board
  • Florida Blue
  • Arnold S. Goldin & Associates
  • JEA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lockheed
  • Parsons
  • R3Global International
  • RealSense
  • Safari
  • Starfield
  • US Assure
  • US Navy
  • Vistakon

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