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Field of Study: Computer Science


Computer science programs prepare people to work on computing problems and solutions. These programs are sometimes called computer information and science or computer science and engineering.



Computer science programs include topics such as:

  • Computer theory
  • Computer system design
  • Computer development and programming
  • Computer applications

In computer science programs, students maybe able to specialize in:

  • Computer and information sciences
  • Human computer interaction

Most community colleges offer associate degree programs in computer science. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Most colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in computer science. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in computer science. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.