The Computing Science program offers major study plans for students wishing to pursue careers as a programmer/analyst/software engineer, as network and database administrators, as digital forensics and information security professionals, or to prepare for advanced studies at the graduate level. Minor study plans are offered which can be tailored to the needs of students majoring in almost any field. A plan leading to secondary teacher certification in Computer Science is also offered.
The Bachelor of Science in Computing Science at Sam Houston State University has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
The Information Systems track is a program with a focus on programming and computing theory. Graduates who follow this track often pursue careers in software development where they create applications for a broad range of users and fields.
Students of Digital Forensics will learn to apply computing theory to the digital world from the point of view of gathering and preserving evidence, as well as the concept of post-use consequence and the impact of digital evidence on law enforcement and justice. Benefiting from the extensive experience and expertise of our faculty and staff, graduates will be well prepared for careers as analysts or investigators in industry as well as government, working with and alongside law enforcement.
Courses in Information Assurance cover the practical application of computing theory towards ensuring the security and integrity of data that is critical to individuals and business. Because information and its security have become such an integral part of daily life, graduates in this field can look forward to career options in nearly every industry.