Appalachian was founded in 1899. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives, and Appalachian has remained focused on providing students with educational experiences that are not only life-changing but world-changing.
If youve studied computer sciences, you will have gained many technical and non-technical skills which are highly valued by employers, from leadership to programming. The increasing scope of computer science means you have plenty of choice in a wide variety of highly specialized areas. With computer technologies playing an ever growing role in all aspects of modern life, you re likely to find your computer science skills in high demand across many different industries. These include: financial organizations, management consultancy firms, software houses, communications companies, data warehouses, multinational companies (IT-related, financial services and others), governmental agencies, universities and hospitals. However, unsurprisingly, most graduates go into roles within the computer industry.
As always, it's extremely beneficial to have completed relevant work experience. You should also consider compiling a portfolio of your own independent projects outside of your degree, which could be in the form of programming, moderating online or even building an app. This will demonstrate to employers your interest in the subject and your problem-solving skills, creativity and initiative.
The world runs on technology. By learning how to develop software, you are entering a field with endless opportunities from software for businesses or research, to apps and a demanding job market. Appalachian State University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is backed by an engaged faculty. Students are expected to apply what they learn in class through internship opportunities, research or activities sponsored by the department such as App Hack events. Appalachian's Department of Computer Science was one of the first programs in North Carolina to achieve accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which it has held since 1986. The program offered Appalachian's first computer science class in 1975. Students in this degree have the option to pursue Appalachian's accelerated master's program and receive their Master of Science degree in Computer Science in one year as opposed to two years by taking graduate coursework during their senior year.
Programme Structure Courses include: Junior Seminar Database Data Structures Computer Systems I Computer Systems II Programming Languages Software Engineering or Senior Seminar
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Must complete at least 30 credit hours of Appalachian course work and complete freshman and sophomore English in order to be admitted into the major.