COMPUTER SCIENCE at Mercer University

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COMPUTER SCIENCE
Mercer University
College of Liberal Arts
Two Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts
Three Majors
Computer Science
Information Science and Technology
Computational Science (BS only)
Features of CSC
Emphasizes problem analysis and
design of computer solutions
Programming done in Java and C++
Developing and testing software as an
individual and in group settings
Features of IST
More applied than CSC major
Core introduces:
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Databases
Networks
Operating Systems
Web Development
Programming
Students can select an emphasis area from the following:
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Computer Networks
Internet Development
Database Design and Administration
Programming
Features of
Computational Science
Collaboration with sciences and
mathematics
Coursework in: computer science,
applied math, and a specific science
discipline
Works well with pre-med track
Strengths of CSC
Department
BS degee in CSC is CAC Accredited
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One of five schools in the state of Georgia
The only private school in Georgia
Obtained 6V accreditation during last visit
Great Faculty and Staff
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7 full-time faculty all with Ph.D.
1 half-time faculty with Ph.D.
Systems Administrator
Computer Facilities
5 Computer Labs – Fast Ethernet network
with firewall security. Computers dual-boot
into Windows XP or Red Hat Linux
New hands-on Networking Lab with switches
and Cisco routers
24-Hour computer lab with Bear Card access
Full time systems administrator to keep all the
computers and network running
Certification Exams
VUE Testing Center
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Convenient
Some classes
include vouchers
Available to
students, staff, and
faculty
MCSE
CCNA
A+
Degree + Certification
Industry recognized
certification
Improves
employment options
Hands-on skills
What Can I Do With a
CSC or IST Major
Software Design
Web Page Design
Graphics Design
Network Administrator
Database Manager
Systems Manager
Job Projections
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will
be 957,000 new jobs in Computing by the year 2014.
What Salary Can I
Expect?
Our graduates are typically starting at
$50,000 or above
In Georgia, the average starting salary
for a Bachelor’s degree is $50,000
according to the Georgia Department of
Labor
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff
Student Groups
ACM Student Computer Club
Programming Teams – Binary Bears
 Cyber Defense Teams
 Student Colloquium Series
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Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society
Binary Bears
Programming Teams
Practice and Socialize
Hardware Lab
CSC 125 Class
IST 126 LAB
IST 126 Lab
Lab 204
Who To Contact
Dr. David Cozart
[email protected]
(478) 301-4087
See our Web site at:
www.cs.mercer.edu

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