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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The BS degree in Computer Science offers students two separate tracks of study: Software Development and Information Technology.

The software development track is the traditional computer science degree. It focuses on the fundamentals for computer science. Students can take such courses as computer organization, object-oriented programming courses, theory of programming languages and compiler design. Students who receive a degree in the software development track may choose to work in a variety of areas after graduation, such as application development, software engineering and software support. Students in this track may also choose to go to graduate school or enroll in the BS/MS five year program at Kutztown. This allows students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master's of Science in Computer Science in five years.

The information technology track focuses on the broader technology areas of computer science, focusing on the design, development, implementation, support and management of computer-based information systems. Students in this track will take courses relating to security, networking and web development. Upon graduation these students may choose to work as security specialists, network managers or technicians, system administrators or web developers.