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Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science prepares you for a career in the computer profession, business, or education. It provides a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied computer science with emphases in mathematics, software design, machine architecture, and operating systems. Building on this foundation, you can then delve into an area of your own area of interest such as graphics, artificial intelligence, database management, operating systems, compiler theory, networked systems, and software engineering. The BS degree is recommended if you are planning to pursue graduate school.

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is less theory intensive than the B.S. degree and integrates a wider variety of liberal arts courses. The BA provides flexibility to allow you to tailor the major to satisfy your individual talents and goals. It combines a set of required core courses with the opportunity to choose from among a wide variety of elective courses in the various areas of computer science.

Minor in Computer Science

The minor in Computer Science is available to all University students. It consists of 20 credits: 11 core credits and nine credits in Computer Science electives. Transfer students must satisfy these requirements and complete a minimum of six Computer Science electives credits at the University of Hartford. A minor in Computer Science is formally declared by completing a form available in the office of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Certificate in Computer Science

The certificate in Computer Science is a post-baccalaureate program. For more information please visit the University’s Center for Adult Academic Services Adult and Part-time Studies web page.

What can you do with a degree in Computer Science?

A degree in Computer Science can open the door to many exciting careers.  University of Hartford graduates are working in software engineering, computer programming, database analysis, network administration, Internet service provision, computer-aided design, network security, and as Webmasters. Others pursue careers in education or advanced degrees in computer science, law or medicine at prestigious institutions. Some graduates have started their own software services, graphics design, hardware support and Internet access companies.

Why Computer Science at the University of Hartford?

U of H offers a wide variety of computer science courses taught by experienced professionals who are in the vanguard of their field. Areas of faculty expertise include: artificial intelligence, graphics, object oriented programming and design, software development, analysis of algorithms, database theory, networking and UNIX system programming. The computing facilities at the University provide you the opportunity to work with hardware and software that is in the forefront of the field. To further broaden your experience, Computer Science majors can participate in a variety of internships and cooperative education experiences.