“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 Washington-Seattle Campus offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 381 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 360 Bachelor's degrees, and 21 Master's degrees.
Washington State University offers 3 Computer Science degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 191 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 151 Bachelor's degrees, 26 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.
Seattle University offers 4 Computer Science degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 115 Computer Science students graduated with students earning 45 Bachelor's degrees, 37 Certificates, and 33 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA||23 : 1||47,576|
|Washington State University Pullman, WA||25 : 1||31,607|
|University of Washington-Bothell Campus Bothell, WA||28 : 1||5,913|
|University of Washington-Tacoma Campus Tacoma, WA||20 : 1||5,329|
|Seattle University Seattle, WA||14 : 1||7,199|
|Gonzaga University Spokane, WA||17 : 1||7,537|
|Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA||26 : 1||11,658|
|Whitworth University Spokane, WA||15 : 1||2,814|
|University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA||11 : 1||2,608|
|Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA||17 : 1||3,529|
|Saint Martin's University Lacey, WA||17 : 1||1,629|
|Walla Walla University College Place, WA||20 : 1||1,831|
|City University of Seattle Seattle, WA||63 : 1||1,960|
|Heritage University Toppenish, WA||14 : 1||971|
|Bellevue College Bellevue, WA||64 : 1||12,563|
|Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA||34 : 1||4,650|
|Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA||48 : 1||2,131|
|Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA||66 : 1||7,877|
|Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA||38 : 1||2,325|
|Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA||52 : 1||5,085|