|Hong Zhang, Department Head
|Kam Fui Lau
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Computer Science and a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. Committed to both teaching and research, the department prepares students to meet the challenges of an increasingly technological society.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is designed to prepare students for employment in a wide range of computer-related jobs in a rapidly changing field, or for graduate study in computer science. Computer scientists are involved with all facets of the design, implementation, and application of computers. They are concerned with problem solving in general, with particular emphasis on developing efficient solutions to problems. This requires a detailed knowledge of the nature of algorithms, the software development and implementation techniques necessary to use these algorithms on computers, and an understanding of core computer science concepts. Students acquire a broad background in mathematics and science. Most courses require significant use of computers. Class sizes are typically small, allowing for individual instruction. Computer literacy courses are also offered to satisfy the general education needs of Armstrong students.
The Bachelor of Information Technology degree is designed to prepare students for employment as Information Technology (IT) professionals. Information Technology professionals are involved in many facets of computer applications. Typical jobs are centered on effective utilization of organizational resources, including hardware, software, and people, and may involve training and trouble-shooting. To prepare students for employment in a wide range of computer-related jobs, IT courses focus on practical aspects of design, deployment, integration, and maintenance of computer systems within an organization. Most courses involve significant use of computers. Class sizes are typically small, which allows for individual instruction.
Students are able to apply for internships at Savannah’s current high-tech employers such as Gulfstream, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and the Georgia Ports Authority, as well as upcoming startups. Such positions provide students invaluable opportunities to acquire practical experience to complement classroom work. Students receive credit for participation in such programs.
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