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Earn your degree in Computer Science at Pittsburg State University.

Dive into a comprehensive curriculum, mastering coding languages, building complex algorithms, and harnessing big data to understand patterns.

Learn how to apply a theory, manipulate an algorithm, and write a program.


From one single idea, a computer scientist has the ability to change the world.

Studying computer science will help you to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and complex analytical skills. Through small class sizes and unparalleled faculty support, thrive in the Computer Science program at PSU with no previous programming skills.


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Locally and nationally, demand is huge for developers.

The Computer Science program will enable graduates to excel in three main career areas:  

  • computer programmers write and test code. Median pay: $89,100 per year 
  • software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers, design computer applications or programs and identify problems within them. Median pay: $110,100 per year 
  • computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find solutions that are more efficient and effective. Median pay: $93,700 per year 

“We are seeing a huge demand for developers, and so are our peers in the industry,” said Brandee Johnson, founder and CEO of LimeLight and a 2001 graduate of Pittsburg State.

Learn more about local partnerships with computer science employers (click here). 

Other career opportunities include:

  • IT manager
  • Computer network architect
  • Mobile application designer or developer
  • Research and development (R&D) scientist
  • Computer scientist
  • Computer science researcher
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer

Searching for more information on careers, curriculum, or professor contacts? 

Download the Computer Science Brochure

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