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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Computer Science has arisen as one of the highest-paying fields, with the Bachelors of Science in Computer Science preparing graduates for a wide range of careers including graphics, databases, machine learning, computational science, and cybersecurity. 70% of the new STEM jobs over the next decade are expected to be Computer Science related, with a large number of high-paying computer science jobs in Idaho.

BS in CS requirements

Sample 4-Year Plan

Minor in Computer Science

Computing has become pervasive in today's society. A computer science minor complements any major, and provides additional marketable skills.

Minor in CS requirements

Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Science Cybersecurity

This certificate was developed as part of the state-wide cybersecurity education initiative between the Idaho universities and INL, to provide sufficient computer science and cybersecurity skills to obtain one of the myriad Idaho cybersecurity coding and operations jobs and internships. This undergraduate certificate dovetails with the ISU computer science major, requires 27 credit hours, and can be completed in four semesters. All certificate courses can be applied to the BSCS.

If you are interested in this certificate, please contact David Beard ( beard@isu.edu )

Undergraduate CS Cybersecurity Certificate requirements

Sample Plans for BS in CS with Cyber Security Certificate

Master of Science in Computer Science

A Masters in Science in Computer Science prepares students for a lifetime of discovery. It enables the graduate to advance the state of the art in computing, not merely to keep up with it. The MSCS develops students’ advanced coding, critical thinking, computer theory, investigatory, and expository skills.

MS in CS requirements and application info

MS in CS advising information

Graduate Certificate in Secure Cyber Operations

This certificate was developed as part of the state-wide cybersecurity education initiative between the Idaho universities and INL to provide students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with sufficient skills to obtain an Idaho cyber operations job. The certificate requires 12 credit hours, can be completed in one year, and dovetails with the MSCS.

If you are interested in this certificate, please contact David Beard ( beard@isu.edu )

Graduate Secure Cyber Operations Certificate requirements and application info

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science in Computer Science

The Computer Science department offers a PhD in Engineering and Applied Science. This degree further enables the graduate to advance the state of the art in computing. The graduate program develops the student's critical thinking, investigatory, and expository skills. The student will learn the foundations of computer science theory and application, and the interaction between the two. By understanding the extent and limitation of current knowledge in computer science, the graduate will learn to understand what issues are important and why. He or she will acquire the methodological skills to resolve important open problems and tackle challenging new projects. The student will learn to present problems and solutions, both orally and in writing.

Engineering and Applied Science PhD requirements and application Info