University of Montevallo offers a strong computer science program


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The University of Montevallo strives to prepare students for cutting-edge and high-demand jobs in emerging technological fields through its growing fields of study related to IT.

UM currently offers a major and minor in computer science and a minor in cybersecurity through Stephens College of Business as well as a major and minor in computer science through the College of Arts and Sciences.

The major and minor in computer science are designed for graduates wishing to pursue a career in technology. Graduates will develop basic and advanced knowledge in database development, mobile application development, coding, game development, data analysis, data mining, integrity of data, data representation, cybersecurity and decision making with large datasets.

Rapid advancements in data collection and storage have led to the demand for professionals who can pull information from large datasets in all sectors of society, including business, medicine, science, and government. A computer science degree enables students to meet this demand and goes beyond typical information technology programs.

The Computer Science program also equips students with strong computer programming skills, the ability to interact with traditional and emerging data storage systems, information assurance techniques, and communication skills necessary to support decision making. The cybersecurity program will prepare students for an in-demand career field that protects data integrity and investigates data breaches.

IT and Cybersecurity is hosted at UM’s Stephens College of Business. All students at Stephens College have access to the Grainger Center for Professional Practice, which helps students complete work placements and work placements. Stephens College has been named School of Distinction for 2020.

The Diploma in Computer Science, with its Senior Seminar Project and Compulsory Minor, emphasizes the application and importance of liberal arts education in Montevallo. It can provide a solid education for students who intend to teach in high schools, teach in college, attend graduate schools or enter the workforce.

Students who complete the major and minor programs in computer science may be qualified to work as technical support, system designers, network technicians, and system administrators. Computer science programs also prepare students to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in computer science. The Computer Science degree is hosted at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University.

UM’s computer programs benefit from Montevallo’s well-deserved reputation for providing affordable, top-quality education, small class sizes, and personalized attention from highly qualified teachers with years of industry experience. .

The programs also provide internship opportunities with IT companies across the Birmingham area, which is one of the country’s fastest growing technology hubs.

To learn more about UM’s computer programs, visit Montevallo.edu/undergraduate-majors.

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Gordon K. Morehouse