BS Computer Science

The Zaven and Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering’s (CSE) BS in Computer Science is designed to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that applies the theoretical rigor of mathematics and computational methods to real-life problems.

The Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the BS in Computer Science were developed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the degree program and a description of the competencies they can expect to possess after completing the program.

Students in the BS in Computer Science program will have the option of pursuing a general degree or of concentrating in one of two tracks: Mathematical Modeling or Applied Computer Science.  Each track consists of five concentration courses, two of which are mandatory.

BS in Computer Science is offered as part of AUA’s liberal arts education. The four-year program prepares graduates that are well-prepared for employment in a wide range of sectors, including software engineering, data science, game development, mobile development, IT startups, security management & cryptography, mathematical modeling, and more. 

Program-wide and university-wide goals have been designed to ensure that AUA’s graduates become not only specialists in their fields, but also develop into well-rounded individuals, able to think critically and creatively, to learn independently, to understand different thinking traditions, to work collaboratively, and to interact with people from different cultures and disciplines.

As one of AUA’s founding colleges, the Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering is also home to the Engineering Research Center, two of the university’s Master’s degree programs Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM) and Computer and Information Science (CIS), as well as Bachelor's programs Engineering Sciences and Data Science.