Our graduates make a difference in the world. On the forefront of the digital age, we prioritize people over machines, using the vast computing power available today to generate solutions for the complex problems of today’s world.
The influence of computers and computing algorithms is found in every aspect of modern life, from social media algorithms, business decision making, web applications, self-driving vehicles, AI chat bots, encrypted secure communication, and data analytics. The Ball State Computer Science major is founded on the most recent curricular guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery, and will position you to launch a successful career in the computing world. You will be ready for rewarding roles and an outstanding career, in areas including software developer, quality assurance analysts, front-end developer, back-end developer, full-stack developer, user experience engineer, information security analyst, mobile app developer, project manager, software engineer, business systems analyst, database developer, data scientist, machine learning engineer, and more.
These techniques translate into high-demand jobs—computer science skillsets are featured in 11 of the top 12 careers in Glassdoor’s list of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2022. Find a rewarding career: Code.org estimates there are currently about 700,000 open computer science positions available, with only about 80,000 students graduating with computer science degrees each year.