Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Computer Science
Hours: 121

Bachelor of Science - Computer Science

Delivery Options:

On-Campus       Online*
*Ask your advisor about the fully-online option

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science is a broad-based program that emphasizes the areas of computer programming languages, data structures, information systems, theory of programming languages, software engineering, networking, database, multimedia, applications of computer science and computer architecture.

Why Study Computer Science at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Lamar University offers state-of-the-art equipment, ABET accreditation of the undergraduate B.S. in Computer Science program, small classes with a good ratio between student and instructors, and professors with strong research credentials as well as a lifetime commitment to quality teaching and service. 

Watch the faculty interview to learn more about computer science and physics degree programs at LU.

Career Paths

Computer science is a broad field, and you will learn a variety of languages, programs and applications to prepare you for a range of professional opportunities when you begin working. After graduation, you can expect to find your skills in high demand: there are more positions in the field than computer scientists who can fill them. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 32% increase in jobs for software engineers and developers between 2012 and 2022, all but ensuring that the market for your degree will only expand.

Primary Careers

Programmer, software/app developer, database administrator, network administrator

Career Areas

  • IT architecture
  • IS/IT management
  • Database administration
  • Consulting
  • Software development
  • Network administration

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Government agencies
  • Schools and universities
  • Technology companies
  • Pharmaceutical and medical companies
  • Industrial manufacturers
  • Chemical and refining industry

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Jane Liu
Dr. Sujing Wang
Assistant Professor