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Online Computer Science  Degrees and Courses

Looking for online accredited career colleges and universities offering Computer Science degrees. Each program from a Online Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. Computer science or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation, and their implementation and application in computer systems.

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Computer Science Degrees Add Up

As a computer science student, you study computers and their structure, processes and applications. Computer scientists are trained professionals who perform a variety of computer tasks from computer design and programming to artificial intelligence and research.

Computer science training schools prepare you for the future

Computer scientists usually possess at least a bachelor's degree, although some companies prefer employees with a master's or doctorate degree in computer science or related field. You can start with an online school to receive a certification. Most computer scientists study classes in:

  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Computer systems
  • Information technology
  • Math

Earning a graduate degree in computer science leads to positions in research institutions, government agencies, technology companies, technology colleges and universities. Many computer scientists continue their education with various certifications to keep up with technology. Some of these schools are known for their excellent science degree programs.

  1. Carnegie Mellon University
  2. Cornell University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. Stanford University
  5. University of California -- Berkeley

Computer science training programs prepare you for working in the field. You must be able to think logically and creatively with a strong aptitude for math and technology. You must demonstrate the ability to multi-task with an attention to detail.

Working in the computer science field

Employment in computer science is expected to increase by 24 percent, 2008-2018. Rapid growth in the computer systems design and publishing industry, which are expected to be amongst the highest growing industries in the U.S., help drive the amount of job openings.

Top states with the highest concentration of jobs in the computer science industry are: Virginia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Mean annual wages for computer research scientists in 2010 was $103,150, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries can differ slightly depending on employer and region.

Author: Heather Bieber

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