Computer Science

Computer Science

Bloomsburg University's Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. The curriculum covers core areas of computer science with an emphasis on the design, analysis, and production of complex and reliable software systems.

Graduates are prepared to pursue an advanced degree or be professionally employed in the computing field, communicate and collaborate effectively in a team environment, adapt to new technologies and assume leadership responsibilities. We also offer a minor in Computer Science, consisting of the first three core courses for majors and three CS electives.

Fast growing careers

Software engineering is among the fastest growing careers! Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop applications that allow people to do specific computing tasks and others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or control networks.

Java Developer #1 job in U.S. for 2021

Java developer is the best job in America with Glassdoor seeing strong demand with over 10,000 open roles and a median base salary of $90,830. Eight of the 10 best jobs for 2021 are in technology-related careers, and 22 of the top 50 are in tech-related career areas, spanning artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, data engineering, and software development.

This is especially relevant to computer science majors, because at Bloomsburg you're introduced to computing in a three-semester Java programming sequence. The curriculum exposes majors to a variety of programming languages and paradigms — not to mention aspects of computer science that are not directly related to programming, but there's a special emphasis on Java in large part because of its enduring importance in industry.

ABET accreditation adds value

ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of STEM education. Graduates from an ABET-accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

ABET accreditation:

  • verifies that your educational experience meets the global standard for technical education in your profession.
  • enhances your employment opportunities — multinational corporations require graduation from an accredited program.
  • supports your entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration and certification — all of which often require graduation from an ABET-accredited program as a minimum qualification.
  • establishes your eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and scholarships.
  • paves the way for you to work globally, because ABET accreditation is recognized worldwide through international agreements, and many other countries’ national accrediting systems are based on the ABET model.

Through Visual Paradigm Academic Partner Program, Bloomsburg University is granted license for modeling software (VP-UML, BPVA, AG) for educational use.

UnitedHealth Group Internship

Computer science major lands highly competitive internship

Landing an internship with UnitedHealth Group, the largest private health insurer in the world, is no easy task. Out of 8,000 applicants only 25 are chosen to spend the summer in New York City with the Fortune 500 company. Brett Logan, a computer science major, was one of them.

“Not only was the culture a perfect fit for me, but my interviewer sealed the deal for me,” said Logan, who worked specifically with Optum Technologies, UnitedHealth Group’s technology subsidiary. “I was fortunate that he would later be my boss for the summer.”

During the internship, Logan worked on an internal project to reduce development time of new software written in COBOL, computer-programming language designed for use in commerce.

“It allowed developers the ability to search all 28,000,000 lines of code on their mainframe just as if they were searching Google for something,” Logan said. “They no longer had to hand search through code when they had to make changes.”