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; 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, or our newest group AirMocs!
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