University of West Florida - Emerald Coast Campus
Address: 11000 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514-5750 United States
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Review: College of Professional Studies, Computer Science, M.S.
Degree Offered: Computer Science, M.S. Format: Campus
Program Description: The Computer Science Department offers two graduate specializations: Computer Science (CS) and Software Engineering (SE). Students entering the CS specialization normally have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science but may come from another scientific discipline. A graduate of this specialization is a software and hardware specialist with a deep understanding of the nature of algorithms in terms of expression, development, resource usage and limitations. He/she is prepared to develop software at any level of abstraction, from machine code to distributed processes. He/she is prepared for a career as a programmer or advanced software developer and may consider continuing on to Ph.D. studies. Students entering the SE specialization may have an undergraduate degree in CS or CIS but may also come from another discipline. A graduate of this specialization is a system specialist, prepared to plan, configure, implement and maintain computing systems. While he/she will have significant programming skills, he/she will focus more on the whole life cycle including communication with users, developing requirements, testing and deploying systems, and managing the whole Software Engineering process. He/she may also be deeply familiar with a specific problem domain (e.g. medical software, chemistry, data acquisition systems, computer games, etc.) and with the software development issues associated with that domain. Numerous local and regional companies and governmental agencies employ computer science students in cooperative education programs (co-op). The Department annually awards several scholarships, fellowships, and out-of-state tuition waivers to new and returning students. The department also has limited opportunities for teaching/research assistantships for new and returning students. Contact the department chairperson for information. Accreditation: The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Financial Aid Offered: No