FSC’s program in computer science provides you with a sound theoretical background and the opportunities for individual and collaborative exploration of real-world computing problems.
The breadth of knowledge and experience you gain in the major will make you highly desired in computing careers in business, government, and academia.
Engaged Learning in the Classroom
All of our computer science classes are taught in computer labs, so you’re able to apply new concepts immediately. Coursework includes both collaborative problem solving and individual explorations in a variety of real-world applications, including modeling integrated circuits and logic structures, software for robotics applications, computer game design, software engineering, and real-world group projects.
The Computer Science major provides both breadth and depth in computer science fundamentals and practical applications. We’ve based our curriculum on recommendations from the ACM, IEEE, and ABET/CS. This means you’ll take mathematics courses to develop strong logic and reasoning skills, which are critical to modern computing applications. Your core courses include programming and data structures that use C, C++, and Java, and other languages to design and develop software in a variety of computing environments.
Other courses include a computer organization and architecture class that introduces digital logic circuits, computer hardware, and assembly language; a course in programming language concepts, in which you’ll learn the basics of many languages such as Scheme, and Python as well as how to learn new languages in the future; and a software engineering course that provides practical experience in software requirements analysis, design, development, testing, and documentation.
You’ll also have electives that include: database analysis and design, operating systems and concurrency, web applications, computer game design, computer science research, artificial intelligence, and information assurance. In your senior seminar, you’ll work with a faculty member on a self-directed research project or applied project.
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Departmental Clubs & Organizations
Because our computer scientist degree includes an in-depth study of mathematics, many of our computer science students qualify as members of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, belong to the Mathematics Association of America, a mathematical interest club!
AirMocs is a drone research group here at Florida Southern College. With work encompassing every aspect of computer science, from computer vision to autonomation, these complex real world problems will put the things you learn in the classroom to the test.
The Florida Southern College Computer Science Club is a community of students who all have a passion for technology and computing. Participating in the Association for Computational Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Competition(ICPC), A global competition sponsored by IBM, that challenges the performance of today’s computer science and engineering students.
Each year, our majors gain invaluable experience and professional connections by interning with the nation’s leading organizations. These have included:
- City of Lakeland IT department
- First Service Administrators
- Lockheed Martin
- MacDill Air Force Base
- TTI Telecom