Why Computer Science?

We probably don't have to convince you of the importance of computer science it now impacts nearly every area of life as we know it. It's a rewarding course of study and in high demand by potential employers. One nice national website to visit is code.org  

Mathematics ProfessorA wide variety of job opportunities are available. Visit the links below to explore an array of websites that represent typical computer science options.

Computer Science (CS) focuses on programming and software development, whereas computer engineering focuses on hardware design.  Both courses of study share certain fundamentals and both are available at SDSM&T (visit our Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for more about computer engineering).

Job placement for the CS major is consistently above 92% and the latest national salary average for computer science is $68,646.

Why Major in Computer Science at the School of Mines?

  1. Our degree program is currently accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org .
  2. SDSM&T has a great reputation for its educational product and strong links with top names in the industry.
  3. The personalized attention at School of Mines include many benefits: