“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.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 512 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 403 Bachelor's degrees, 80 Master's degrees, and 29 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN||21 : 1||51,327|
|Carleton College Northfield, MN||8 : 1||2,115|
|University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, MN||22 : 1||10,858|
|Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN||58 : 1||7,592|
|University of Minnesota-Morris Morris, MN||13 : 1||1,499|
|Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN||32 : 1||13,049|
|Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN||61 : 1||9,743|
|St Olaf College Northfield, MN||15 : 1||3,072|
|Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato, MN||29 : 1||14,325|
|Winona State University Winona, MN||25 : 1||7,605|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, MN||28 : 1||5,747|
|University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN||24 : 1||9,824|
|Saint Johns University Collegeville, MN||13 : 1||1,727|
|North Hennepin Community College Brooklyn Park, MN||63 : 1||6,198|
|Century College White Bear Lake, MN||57 : 1||8,695|
|Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN||72 : 1||7,058|
|Augsburg University Minneapolis, MN||19 : 1||3,425|
|Rasmussen College-Minnesota St. Cloud, MN||49 : 1||3,971|
|Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN||31 : 1||4,897|
|Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter, MN||11 : 1||2,237|