Career Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Internet Programming
  • Software and Mobile App Development
  • Data Science
  • AI
  • Graphics


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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computing Technology is a newer degree programs that favors exposure to a wide variety of tools and technologies over traditional depth or thorough computer science background.  Students completing this degree are well prepared for many careers and opportunities, determined by the choices of many available elective courses, which can still be packaged into certificates.

The BS in Computing Technology is designed for those interested in broad and deep computing educaiton but without some traditional advanced courses, those who want to focuse more on technologies and transition to fulfilling careers.  Graduating seniors can find in-demand careers in many related areas sucha s cybersecurity, networks, Internet programming, software and mobile apps development, data science, AI, graphics, or pursue additional graduate studies. 

Students must satisfy all UMSL requirements for a BS degree.  In addition, students must satisfy the major requirements and complete all courses in MATH and CMP SCI must be completed with a minimum of C-. 

Required Core Courses

CMP SCI 1250
Intorduction to Computing 3
CMP SCI 2250 Programming and Data Structures 3
CMP SCI 2261 Objective-Oriented Programming 3
CMP SCI 2700 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CMP SCI 2750
System Programming and Tools 3
CMP SCI 3010
Web Programming 3
CMP SCI 3760 or
CMP SCI 3780
Cyber Threats and Defense or
Software Security
CMP SCI 4010
Advanced Web Development with Java 3
CMP SCI 4500
Introduction to the Software Profession 3
CMP SCI 4610 Database Mangement Systems 3
Developing Business Applicaiton in .NET 3
Secure Softward Development 3
MATH 1320 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 1800 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 5
MATH 3000 Discrete Structures 3
ENGL 3130 Technical Writing 3

Learn more about the program curriculum.

What UMSL Arts & Sciences has to offer

The College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL creates the next poets, conservation biologists, symphony soloists, psychological scientists, historians, criminologists, chemists, sculptors, painters, communicators, space explorers and speakers of French, German, Japanese and Spanish. With nearly 4,000 undergraduate students, 800 graduate students and 450 faculty, it’s the largest college and academic backbone of the university.

Supporting the university’s mission, the college provides a diverse student body access to an affordable, quality education with expert faculty. A strong focus on research and scholarship has students exploring the latest thought and theory, while giving them access to ground-breaking studies through undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. Emphasis on the arts and sciences working in communion leads to graduates with a holistic understanding of their fields, creating the best scholars for academia and professionals for the world.

The College of Arts and Sciences consists of some 275 full-time faculty members in 18 departments and is home to the School of Fine and Performing Arts. The college offers a wide range of degree programs in areas such as Anthropology, Art and Design, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Media, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Languages and Cultural Studies, History, Mathematics and Computer Science, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychological Sciences, Sociology, and Theatre and Cinema Arts.

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