The department offers computer science course work leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and an Associate’s Degree in Computing. Recipients of the A.S. degree might seek employment immediately or they might continue their education. Graduates may seek employment as computer programmers, software engineers, or information technology professionals. The A.S. Degree in Computing can be used to complement a Bachelor’s Degree in another major at Northern Vermont University. Typical majors making this choice are in Business, Mathematics, and Atmospheric Sciences.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Work skillfully with widely used software applications
- Create web sites and/or understand and employ related web applications programs
- Apply appropriate computing techniques when analyzing complex problems and creating solutions to these problems
- Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of high-level programming languages and paradigms
- Create robust computer software solutions
- Successfully participate in all areas of the software development lifecycle
Minimum required credits required for the program: 53
In addition to the requirements below, students majoring in Computer Information Systems are required to complete MAT 2021, Statistics, as part of their General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics and Computing in the World (NMCW) requirement.