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Computer Science Department

 

Welcome to the Computer Science Department home page. This site reviews useful information for those who will be taking courses in the computer science department of Galveston College, whether as majors or as students seeking to improve their computer skills by taking required or non-required courses.

What is the Role of a Computer Science Major?

Computer Science is one of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) areas that has applications in all fields. In the modern world, computer scientists are essential to every segment of society in the management of information. See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Careers

For up-to-date information on jobs for computer science majors, go to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This site reports that employment opportunities in many computer occupations are growing. The site also provides data on wages of various occupations.

Two-year Degree

Many computer science employment opportunities require advanced degrees. Galveston College offers an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science that can be transferred to four-year universities and colleges. See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Non Majors

If you are not majoring in computer science, you may be interested in taking Introduction to Computing (COSC 1301) as a basic computer literacy course to improve your computer skills and increase your knowledge of the newest technology. These skills will certainly help you to be more successful in your other coursework and future career. Many College degree plans suggest students take COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing to meet the computer literacy requirements.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the computer science principles and technology through quality instruction.

Contact Department of Computer Science

Wayne Way
Program Coordinator

Phone

409-944-1274