Computer Science at SIUE
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Department of Computer Science in SIUE's School of Engineering provide students with a solid foundation in computing while allowing them to tailor their studies to accommodate their interests. Students in the Depart will find flexibility through the selection of technical electives. The Bachelor of Arts program allows students to select any minor offered at SIUE to pair with their major.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Graduates of the computer science program at SIUE will typically find careers as software engineers. However, some pursue careers as research scientists, technology infrastructure specialists or technology consultants. In recent years, 80 to 90 percent of graduates have accepted a career position before graduation day, with an annual starting salary above $55,000 per year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the high demand and elevated salaries for computer scientists and software engineers will continue into the next decade.