This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a comprehensive study of computer science that blends theory, abstraction, and design in a variety of traditional and current areas. Graduates will be prepared to work for a variety of companies including those that have a scientific, engineering, or mathematical focus. It would also prepare students to pursue graduate studies in Computer Science. General Computer Science is designed to prepare students to work for a variety of companies including those who have a scientific, engineering, or mathematical focus.
The General Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Program Educational Objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments and professional status of graduates 3-5 years beyond the baccalaureate degree. The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University is dedicated to graduating people who will:
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Statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and published in Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ) project major growth in job openings for computer professionals.
"Employment in combined IT occupations is expected to increase by more than 800,000 jobs over the 2006–16 projections decade. This increase represents expected job growth of 24 percent—compared with 10 percent growth for all occupations. So, opportunities should be plentiful for workers who hope to enter the IT field." (OOQ, Spring 2009)