Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Do you like solving problems? Can you take a large problem and break it into smaller pieces to solve step by step? Are you creative and curious? Do you have a passion for technology? Are you good at thinking logically, quickly adapting to new things, and paying close attention to details? If you answered yes to these questions, then computer science could be the perfect major for you.
What is computer science?
Computer science is the study of computation and, through their work, computer scientists transform the way we look at and live in our world. Much more than just programming, it covers the design, development, evaluation, and analysis of software solutions to solve rapidly changing problems.
Computer science impacts a wide range of fields, such as commerce, communication, entertainment, finance, medicine, and many more. Therefore, it is natural for computer sciences to pursue diverse careers and find work that solves the types of problems that interest them.
Flexible options to earn your degree:
- Four-year plan: Start here. Stay here.
At Penn State Hazleton, you can complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science in four years. Our degree and curriculum are the same as the computer science program offered at the University Park campus.
At our campus, you can benefit from smaller class sizes, lower student-to-faculty ratios, and the individualized attention you would expect from a close-knit campus community — all while still having access to the resources of a major Big Ten research university.
- 2+2 Plan: Start here
Interested in computer science but think you might want to go to University Park? You can complete two years of coursework at Penn State Hazleton, then transition to University Park or Penn State Abington, Penn State Behrend, Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Berks or Penn State Brandywine to complete the final two years of your Computer Science degree.
Once you enroll, you won't need to reapply for admission when it's time to move to your second campus. Instead, you'll work with your academic adviser to complete the change of campus process (Typically during the end of your second year).
Your academic adviser will also make sure that you are on track to meet the entrance to major requirements for your chosen program. These requirements are the same whether you start at University Park or another Penn State campus.