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Computer Science

Data-Driven Learning. Real-World Applications.

Computer science provides you with a sound theoretical background and the opportunities for individual and collaborative exploration of real-world computing problems.

Whether you choose to pursue a B.S. or a B.A. in Computer Science, you'll find yourself working in state-of-the-art labs while mastering programming languages like Python and Java. Once you've built a foundation, your coursework will center on creating solutions. You'll develop robotics applications, create websites, and engineer software. You'll also take courses in a specific niche preparing you for more specialized opportunities when you graduate.

Concentrations

The program gives students the opportunity for hands-on experience while they explore and apply the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

In-depth examination of a current topic in artificial intelligence, such as evolutionary computation, artificial neural networks, planning, and gaming.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. One of the fastest-growing fields within information technology, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of jobs to grow by 33 percent before 2030.

Web and Cloud Computing

In-depth examination of a current topic in web development and cloud computing, such as web security, user experience, mobile app development, and web engineering.

Top Reasons to choose Computer Science at florida southern college

Highest Paying Major

With a median base salary of $70,000, the Washington Post ranks computer scientists as the highest earners out of college.

Outstanding Job Placement

Our students land jobs as software engineers, programmer analysts, and web developers with a wide range of organizations including Lockheed Martin, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Federal Express.

State of the Art Facilities

The Department of Computer Science moved into the new, state-of-the-art Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center in August 2021. In addition to dedicated, high-tech classrooms, this new facility houses a cyber range, AI/Robotics research lab, makerspace, and eSports gaming room.

Modern Computing Labs

The newly inaugurated, state-of-the-art Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center houses an AI/Robotics research lab, a Cyber Range, as well as a makerspace with 3d printers and laser/etching printers.

Employment Outlook

Job outlook for computer scientists growing from 350,000 jobs in 2015 to almost 500,000 in 2023

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Teach Machines to Learn

In CSC 3510 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, you’ll investigate concepts and techniques related to artificial intelligence. This includes a broad range of topics, such as representation, heuristic search, machine learning, genetic algorithms, planning, and games.

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Featured Computer Science Faculty

Dr. Jonathan Cazalas
- Assistant Professor of Computer Science

As educators, we care, and we are deeply passionate about student-engaged learning. My teaching philosophy is to exude this, to truly live out this care, passion, and dedication, which inevitably serves to motivate, to inspire, and to awaken in students a sincere interest in learning. While effective transmission of knowledge is arguably a key ingredient in successful teaching, my goal is to guide and inspire students to discover their goals, their purpose, and their potential.

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Clubs and More

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.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA
  • BS
  • Minor

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Computer Science Program Contact

Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

Dr. Christian Roberson

Department Chair
863.680.5058

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