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A computer science degree will serve as a key to an exciting career. University of Hartford computer science graduates have gone on to work at YouTube, Fitbit, General Electric, Travelers, edX, Inc., and the State of Connecticut.

Computer scientists create software that supports a wide variety of industries and use computers to solve a variety of problems. Students study the theory of computing to understand the “why?” behind computer programs and are provided with the skills to adapt to new trends and advancements in technology.

Examples of careers include:

  • Software engineers and developers
  • Database analysts
  • Network administrators
  • Computer aided designers
  • Network security specialists, and
  • Webmasters

Others have pursued careers in education, graduate study, or other professions such as law or medicine.

The average annual salary for computer science majors is approximately $90,000 according to And according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Our program offers courses on theory, applications, and systems and includes a broad-based liberal arts education that makes students highly marketable. Not only do students gain the necessary technical skills for career success, they have the ability to contribute to today’s world through communication, teamwork, problem solving, research, and quantitative literacy.

We offer two undergraduate programs that are designed to prepare you for a successful career computing career in business, education, or in advanced study: