The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are looking for a career change into computer science can complete a Certificate in Computer Science.Our mission is to:
Perform internationally recognized computer science research
Provide quality computer science education and research experience to both undergraduate and graduate students
Conduct interdisciplinary research and teaching with particular emphasis in the fields of life sciences and information security
Produce computer scientists with professional awareness and communication skills
The Department of Computer Science is home to one of the largest groups of undergraduate majors in the university as well as to graduate students in Blacksburg and at the Northern Virginia Center. Students receive outstanding instruction from dedicated teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students alike join faculty members to perform research in a variety of facilities, including a state-of-the-art technology building. The B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees provide in-depth exposure to the core body of knowledge in the computing discipline, preparing graduates for careers or further study. The computer science major is software oriented, in contrast to the hardware-oriented computer engineering major. Computer science majors design and develop software, from the software systems that control the functioning of the computer such as operating systems and compilers to applications software for areas such as numerical analysis, graphics, and data bases.
Virginia State University, founded in 1882, is one of Virginia's two land-grant institutions, and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. With a current student population of 5,300, the University sits atop a rolling landscape overlooking the Appomattox River with expansive views of Petersburg. VSU offers 55 baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, two doctoral degree programs and three certificates within five schools. They also offer a bachelor of individualized studies degree program, which is a non-traditional program designed primarily for working adults. As a cornerstone of their community, they pride themselves on their commitment to empowering people of all ages, abilities and ambitions. They are committed to building a better world through challenging academic programs, diverse student organizations and exciting extracurricular activities.
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers an outstanding education, providing first-rate preparation for careers in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. EECS consistently ranks among the top 70 electrical and computer engineering schools nationally by U.S. News and World Report. They also rank WSU's Electrical Engineering (EE) graduate program 60th among nearly 180 Ph.D.-granting EE programs in the U.S.
To rank in the top 50 programs nationally by providing an experience-enhanced education and conducting groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in engineering and computing.
Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers - the Mississippi and the Missouri - the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis & Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" here in 1804. Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Thanks in large part to Washington University, other regional universities and key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has developed into a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science. Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events.
Waukesha County Technical College is the leader in workforce development, preparing learners for success within the regional and global economy. WCTC provides accessible career and technical education to strengthen their community through life-long learning. The WCTC Business & IT Center of Excellence offers student's paths to careers that are as diverse as the options of employers. The need for highly skilled specialists in areas such as computer technologies, marketing and management, and general business is pervasive through all industries. WCTC attracts and retains diverse students with a range of talents and needs by offering services and educational opportunities focused on student learning. WCTC provides skilled, flexible, conscientious and employable graduates by maintaining high standards and offering a variety of courses within future-focused programs that prepare learners for the changing labor market. WCTC provides a dynamic learning and work environment that is inviting, safe and flexible.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities. As an urban research university, our mission is to discover, examine, transmit and apply knowledge that contributes to the positive development and well-being of individuals, organizations and society. Wayne State University is a national research institution dedicated to preparing students to excel in an increasingly advanced and interconnected global society.
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. The CS department is made up of faculty with a range of research interests and a dedication to teaching undergraduates. They have developed a broad and complete curriculum that covers the "big ideas" of computer science from hardware to software and from application to theory. Their goal is not to teach students how to use current computer applications, but rather to educate them so that they understand how these applications work and can design and build the computer applications of the future.
With fifty colleges in fifty square miles, Boston has the highest concentration of students in the world, along with all the conveniences of a major metropolitan area. The city provides an ideal setting for learning and living, serving as an extended classroom for the beginning of lifelong education. As a modern hub for design, technology, construction, business, medicine, and engineering, Boston offers career and co-op opportunities that students just don't find elsewhere. At Wentworth, students enjoy the best of both worlds: small college comforts and big city excitement. Boston provides Wentworth with an expanded learning laboratory. Engineering and construction students engage with the city's sophisticated culture of technology and its infrastructure. The campus is only steps away from one of the world's most important medical research centers, the Longwood Medical Area. At Wentworth, students will be encouraged to learn from all Boston has to offer.
Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about. Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.