For those considering pursuing a degree from Cameron University’s Department of Computing and Technology but unsure of the differences between the department’s two undergraduate degree programs – Computer Science and Information Technology -- the upcoming CU in Computing event has the answers. The free, virtual informational presentation will feature specifics about each degree program, including courses, options, and undergraduate research opportunities. Career options will also be covered. CU in Computing will take place on Thursday, April 22, at 4 p.m.
To register, go to https://www.cameron.edu/comptech/events. Registrants will receive a secure link to the presentation. For more information, contact Dr. Muhammad Javed, Chair, CU Department of Computing and Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 580-581-2335.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 531,200 new jobs.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program focuses on the study of computer technology, including hardware and software. It includes the systematic study of computing systems and computation. A student graduating with this degree can easily move into the industry or pursue graduate studies. Graduates of this program go on to various careers in video gaming, business, technology, government, intelligence and law enforcement community. Other career options include the manufacturing sector as software and web developers, database administrators, network engineers and administrators, data analysts, and more.
The Associate in Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree programs prepare graduates for employment requiring expertise as an information technology specialist. Modern-day businesses and industries employ a wide variety of technologies, and these businesses and industries need technology specialists to develop, implement and maintain the technology. Therefore, the department’s Information Technology curricula are flexible, with options in Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Management Information Systems, and Technology. Graduates of this program will be successful in obtaining a variety of positions in business, industry and government.