Computer Science - General
Computer science is a wide-ranging discipline that can prepare students to work in variety of exciting disciplines, including graphics, artificial intelligence, software development, and systems programming. Computer scientists design and implement software; they come up with entirely new ways to use computers; and they find more efficient and effective ways to solve computing problems. Our program focuses on a blend of strong theoretical foundations with plenty of hands-on experience, enabling graduates to work in a variety of companies or continue on to graduate school.
Point of Pride
Illinois State is the only university in the state with information systems and computer science programs both accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Why study Computer Science - General?
Software continues to become more and more important in the modern world. The General Computer Science sequence prepares students to solve modern computing problems by providing a strong background in theory, design, hardware, and systems along with significant software development experience in multiple language on multiple operating systems. Graduates work in a variety of companies in a variety of industries, including software development companies. They are also well-prepared to continue their education in graduate programs in computer science and related fields.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!