• students working in a computer lab
  • scholars awarded in Spring 2014. ASCENT is a National Science Foundation funded program awarded in May 2012 and stands for “Addressing the Gulf Coast Region Graduation Rate Crisis in Mathematics and Computer Science
  •  Three Lamar University computer science majors placed in the Top 20 at the Association on Computing Machinery’s South Central Regional Programming Contest
  •  a computer-generated human face implemented by Dr. Timothy Roden for the Game Development concentration.

Computer Science Degree Program

Now is the time to pursue a degree in Computer Science. This program involves every aspect of the human endeavor, from common technologies like mobile phones, artificial intelligence, medical imaging, and game design and development. 

The projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that such jobs as Software Engineer, Database Administrator, Network Security Analyst, and Software Architect are likely to be among the professions that expand the most during the next decade.

Many of our students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science, both native-born Americans and International Students, are working in internships with local companies. These computer science internship opportunities are available due to the high demand for expertise in the latest computing technologies exceeding the number of experienced workers seeking employment. 

Women in Computer Science is a growing field. See ComputerScience.org for more information.

U.S. News and World Report lists the six best jobs with a Computer Science degree among the 100 Best Jobs.

Computer Systems Analyst $49,370-$120,060
Database Administrator $42,360-$116,870
Software Developer $54,980-$136,490
Web Developer $42,770-$124,860
Computer Programmer $41,710-$115,610
IT Manager median salary of $118,010/year