The Applied Computing degree provides a foundation in computer science and emphasizes database and network courses at the upper-level. Both databases and networks are ubiquitous since information and communication are important components of the digital world in which we live. The degree also requires an applied component of internships and/or research with a professor, which is typically taken in the senior year.
Students are prepared to integrate technology with human activities, respond to global changes, solve problems, and create and manage the technological production of information and creative products. Core information technology industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. economy. Graduates will find employment opportunities with corporations and businesses, nonprofit and government agencies, digital arts media industries and in the academic world.