Discover Computer Science

Computer science majors are part of a constantly evolving field that has virtually unlimited growth. From programming technology for major companies to creating video games that are played by millions, computer scientists build and maintain complex technological systems used throughout society. 

Pacific’s computer science program offers three concentrations, which define a focused set of upper-division elective courses:

  • graphics and simulation
  • networking and computer security
  • software development.

All three concentrations are built upon a foundation of math, science and engineering that  prepares students to be successful and adaptable as new technologies emerge. 

The Computer Science Program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

Exceptional Professional Outlook 

Starting salaries for Pacific computer science graduates average over $14,000 higher than the national average. Computer scientists are also some of the best-paid professionals in the workforce today, with starting salaries between $50,000 and $70,000. 

A Master's Degree In Half The Time

Students enrolled in the electrical engineering program may also concurrently pursue a Master of Science in Engineering Science (MSES) degree. This blended program allows students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years.

Earn While You Learn

Students in the computer science program have the opportunity to complete a two academic term, paid CO-OP working in a related industry and earn an average of 
$3,700 a month. The professional experience is one way Pacific gives students a competitive edge in the computing job market. 

Computer Science Program Educational Objectives

Through their careers in computing or a related profession, Pacific graduates are expected to demonstrate the following within a few years of earning their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:

  • Graduates will employ design skills and technical knowledge that contributes to building or utilizing computing systems in a variety of professional careers.
  • Graduates will work effectively in team environments, utilize communication skills, and grow and adapt to a world of evolving technology.

Computer Science Program Student Outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will have acquired the ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Enrollment Awarded Degrees
Fall 2018 205 --
2017-2018 166 32
2016-2017 149 30
2015-2016 155 47
2014-2015 151 25
2013-2014 144 37

The 2020-21 SOECS-Specific Scholarship Application Period opens January 31, 2021 and closes April 1, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Visit https://pacific.academicworks.com
  • Sign in using your Pacific Net ID and Password
  • Complete the General Application
  • Complete the Conditional SOECS Application
  • Choose "Apply" for any recommended scholarship opportunities based on your responses and academic profile.  Please read the scholarship criteria carefully to confirm that you are qualified BEFORE you apply.
  • You will need to upload an unoffical transcript.

ANY ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Maryam H. Dashti Endowed Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                 Merit Based; first preference for student from Kuwait; second preference for student from Gulf States Region; third preference for international student
B.G. Glenn A Goddard Veteran's Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, currently serving in a military reserve program, honorably discharged veteran, or participant in ROTC program.
Robert L. Heyborne Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, full-time undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA, Junior/Senior standing preferred
George and Sue Schroeder Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate School of Engineering & Computer Science student, Minimum 3.2 GPA
Paul M. Sensibaugh Engineering Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, preference for students who have graduated or transferred from San Joaquin County Schools
Louise Stark Endowed Scholarship for Women Engineers

Need Based, Undergraduate Female, Good Academic Standing, minimum 2.5 GPA

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS ONLY

Name of Scholarship                                  Qualification Criteria                                                                  
John and Sallie Chaney Endowed Scholarship (administered by Dean's Office)                                                                                                                  Need Based, Freshman, U.S. citizen preferred, entering with at least a 3.25 GPA, renewable with 3.00 GPA and continued enrollment in SOECS or ESB
Rolin and Gwynne Beach Wade Endowed Scholarship for Computer Science Female, US Citizen, Minimum 3.5 GPA, 3.25 to renew 

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Clarissa Franke portrait.
Class of 2019
Clarissa Franke

"Computer science is one of those topics that has applications in almost every other field. At Pacific, we studied a variety of different applications, from video games and virtual reality to artificial intelligence." 

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