Computer Science

Our exceptionally strong curriculum will prepare you well for the many options available to those who enter this exciting field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects have been extremely strong for several years and are expected to experience 37 percent growth through 2016.

When you major in computer science at Ashland University, you take advantage of our exceptionally strong programming curriculum that prepares you well for the many options available to those who enter this field. You’ll get to know your professors well and benefit from lots of coaching and assistance. That’s something that simply is not possible in other, larger universities. This means that when you graduate you have a better grounding in the skills you need to succeed in this opportunity-laden career field or in graduate studies.

What You’ll Love About the Computer Science Program:

  • Class sizes are small, which allows you to receive lots of personal attention from your professors as well as many opportunities to participate in classroom activities.

  • You will have access to a state-of-the-art computer in the classroom. Outside of the classroom, the department maintains its own computer lab that is available to computer science and mathematics students. These computers run a variety of operating systems including Linux, Solaris, MacOS and Windows so you learn to work across many platforms. They are equipped with scientific typesetting software, software development tools, compilers, word processors, spreadsheet programs, database programs, web design and programming tools, audio and video editing software, multimedia software, computer algebra systems, statistical and geometric software and other applications to enhance your learning experience.

  • Your classes are always taught by professors and never by graduate students or teaching assistants.

  • You will have the opportunity to intern at local and regional companies, gaining real-world experience, earning course credit and getting paid.

  • For your senior capstone experience, a local company will give you a real-life computer science problem and you will design software to solve it. This demonstrates your skills and gives you confidence to meet future challenges in the workplace.

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in national and international programming competitions that are both fun and build your skills.

Major's Department

The department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers majors in actuarial science, computer science, mathematics and integrated mathematics (i.e. secondary mathematics education). When you... Read More