Carroll’s Computer Science program provides two main tracks to provide a solid foundation for students whose goals span a wide range of disciplines within the rapidly changing field of computer technologies, the Computer Science (CS) Major and Computer Information Systems (CIS) Major.
Computer Science (CS) Major
The Computer Science Major focuses on teaching programming and computation. It is meant to give professionals foundational skills and theory that can be applied towards any career in coding. It also provides an in-depth computer architecture overview where students gain an understanding of how computer operating systems work.
Computer Information Systems (CIS) Major
The Computer Information Systems Major focuses more on learning how to take computer technology and put it to use in commercial environments. Instead of learning just how technology works, CIS students learn to ask questions focusing on what type of technology should be used to solve a business problem.
Both the CS and CIS Degree offers opportunities for graduate school at premier institutions or jobs in the field (especially data administration, software development, network administration, and network security jobs).