“It’s a world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries…a world where anything is possible.” – The Matrix
Be like Sherlock.
No, I’m not trying to pitch you on a criminal justice degree, which is, I’m sure, very interesting.. I’m talking about computer science. One of your main tasks - next to coding - will be problem solving. Debugging. You will go on a quest to find the broken piece, the typo, the bad boy who messes with your software, messes with your head, messes with YOU. I’m talking about the science of problem solving. As a computer science major, you must be adept at modeling and analyzing problems. You will have to design solutions and verify that they are correct. You’ll be hunched over your keyboard until the early morning hours. You’ll need a skillset consisting of precision, patience, creativity, and careful reasoning. Ran Libeskind-Hadas, the computer science department chair at Harvey Mudd College noticed an increasing “enthusiasm to contribute something meaningful to society and do ‘cool’ things” among his students. Yep, being a geek is cool in today’s world.
Computer science is a discipline that spans theory and practice. You might need to think outside the box, in abstract terms as well as in concrete terms. Whether you already have a fascination with computers and programming or you’re simply toying with the idea of learning code, computer science could be the degree path for you. Computer technologies are becoming an integral part of all industries. There are growing opportunities for those with computer science degrees to contribute in the success and daily operations of nearly every industry. Earning a computer science degree will allow you to join the ranks of this fast-developing industry and may provide you access to the growing demand of computer science. A degree in computer science can be obtained from many traditional colleges and schools as well as the possibility of online degrees and courses.
You want to change the world? With a cutting-edge program and world-class faculty, this innovative school is what innovative minds might just be looking for. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) at MIT prides itself on offering “outstanding education” and conducting “innovative and award-winning research.” Although its outside image might give the impression of being a highly competitive and cut throat program, alumni reviews state that the opposite is the case. Knowledge is openly shared, and helping hands are never far away. Its holistic approach is one of the reasons, why the computer science department at MIT consistently ranks #1 in reputable college rankings and is recognized widely for its programs. To prep students for the working world, MIT offers an Industrial Connection Program (ICP) with the purpose of recruiting EECS students. Students attending those events will “learn about industry expectations and corporate cultures and gain a better understanding of how their own skills fit summer internship and full time job opportunities.”
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offers nearly 410,000 square feet of interconnected labs, classrooms, clusters, and offices for groundbreaking research. And every square foot is part of a dynamic hub that enables new discoveries and innovations. Broad-minded learning is key. There are no traditional academic departments, and degrees are not awarded by specific research areas. Courses and programs are designed to “cater to students at multiple levels and fully incorporate laboratory research.” Clubs, societies, and student groups are available in increasing numbers, dedicated to promote interest in computing and information technologies. They also give you the opportunity to do everything from building robotic soccer bots to imagining and launching start-ups. SEAS also interacts with industry and does so in a number of ways. A job database, career fairs, company presentations, and on-campus interviews are just a few possibilities to get a jump start on your future.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers 6 Computer Science degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 227 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 172 Bachelor's degrees, 47 Master's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Tufts University offers 4 Computer Science degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 225 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 183 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 497 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 270 Bachelor's degrees, 206 Master's degrees, and 21 Doctoral degrees.
Boston University offers 5 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 360 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 211 Bachelor's degrees, 139 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.
University of Massachusetts-Lowell offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 188 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 130 Bachelor's degrees, 49 Master's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.
Brandeis University offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 113 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 88 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
Wentworth Institute of Technology offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 101 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 96 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA||8 : 1||11,520|
|Harvard University Cambridge, MA||17 : 1||31,655|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA||16 : 1||6,894|
|Tufts University Medford, MA||14 : 1||11,878|
|University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA||21 : 1||31,350|
|Boston University Boston, MA||18 : 1||33,720|
|University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA||28 : 1||18,352|
|Brandeis University Waltham, MA||15 : 1||5,825|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA||28 : 1||4,449|
|Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA||35 : 1||7,251|
|Amherst College Amherst, MA||7 : 1||1,839|
|Williams College Williamstown, MA||7 : 1||2,150|
|University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA||23 : 1||15,989|
|Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA||30 : 1||10,881|
|Quincy College Quincy, MA||60 : 1||3,401|
|Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA||17 : 1||14,747|
|Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA||10 : 1||2,300|
|Clark University Worcester, MA||17 : 1||3,498|
|Smith College Northampton, MA||9 : 1||2,894|
|Wheaton College Norton, MA||13 : 1||1,774|