Computing is everywhere: From manufacturing to advertising, from social life to sitting quietly with an (e)book. What are the rules that govern the devices and networks that are so important in our daily lives? How do they work? Computer programs and services that we use every day are among the most complex artifacts ever constructed by humans. How can such complex systems be structured so that they are easily repaired or modified? The BS in Computer Science at DePaul CDM prepares students to answer such questions, providing them with the skills necessary to contribute to this vital aspect of our culture. Computer Science is a richly rewarding intellectual discipline that combines aspects of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Once students have mastered the basic vocabulary of algorithms, programming and systems, a world of interdisciplinary opportunities become available—human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and computational finance, to name a few—as well as applications across the arts and sciences.
The CS degree has two capstone experiences for students, one in the sophomore year and the other in the senior year. The Sophomore Lab in Applied Computing introduces advanced concepts at an early stage. The subject matter varies and is typically related to the professor's area of research. The Software Projects capstone course requires students to work together on a substantial project. Computer science is a collaborate field, and this capstone experience prepares students for the kind of collaboration they will find in the workplace.
CS faculty performs research in a wide variety of areas. Many projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies. Faculty research areas include artificial intelligence, computational finance, data mining, database systems, high performance and scientific computing, human-computer interaction, programming languages and systems, security, software engineering, technology education, theory, and visual computing.
Careers in CS
Computer Science students from DePaul go on to work in a wide variety of industries, including advertising and marketing, banking and financial services, education, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, non-profits and, of course, software and services --- almost every business can make use of new information technology ideas and applications for their systems.
Companies that have recently hired CDM students include Adage Technologies, Allstate, Avanade, Classified Ventures (cars.com), CME Group, CNA, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Google, JP Morgan Chase, kCura, Navteq, Thoughtworks, Microsoft, and WMS.
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Online degree completion is available for transfer students.