“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.
Vanderbilt University offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 147 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 114 Bachelor's degrees, 25 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.
University of Memphis offers 4 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 63 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 50 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 102 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 73 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga offers 2 Computer Science degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 50 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees, and 14 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN||11 : 1||13,131|
|University of Memphis Memphis, TN||24 : 1||21,685|
|The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN||18 : 1||29,460|
|Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN||24 : 1||10,140|
|Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN||23 : 1||21,721|
|Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN||20 : 1||2,834|
|The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN||23 : 1||11,651|
|Tennessee State University Nashville, TN||25 : 1||8,081|
|Rhodes College Memphis, TN||11 : 1||2,010|
|Lipscomb University Nashville, TN||20 : 1||4,595|
|Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN||18 : 1||1,968|
|The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin, TN||26 : 1||7,280|
|The University of the South Sewanee, TN||10 : 1||1,768|
|Union University Jackson, TN||14 : 1||3,172|
|Carson-Newman University Jefferson City, TN||23 : 1||2,725|
|Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis, TN||19 : 1||835|
|Milligan University Milligan, TN||14 : 1||1,310|
|Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN||41 : 1||4,867|
|Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN||29 : 1||11,048|
|Tusculum University Greeneville, TN||23 : 1||1,717|