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Computing technology pervades our experience, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. An understanding of technology and its application, as well as the development of strong technical skills is an asset for any college graduate.
Select three of the following:
This option provides an introduction to software development and programming. It is appropriate for anyone considering a major in computer science or interested in application programming. There are two possible paths depending on the starting point:
One of the following:
This option prepares the student to perform user support, system administration, or network administration, and develops the technical expertise needed in many small offices and organizations today.
And one of the following:
A custom-designed minor consisting of five courses may be proposed by the student to achieve her specific goals. Faculty members are available to help the student design this minor. The computer science and information technology faculty must approve the final proposal.
The minor in information technology provides the technology skills and understanding required of every professional in today's workforce. You gain an excellent grounding in technology—an overview of technology and web applications, a familiarity with a modern programming language (Java), the ability to design, create and use a database; a grasp of management issues; and the ability to sharpen your communication skills. This minor is a nice complement to any major at Simmons.
Choose two of the following courses:
The minor in scientific computation deals with the processing of large sets of 'messy data'. A must for anyone planning on attending graduate school.
A fifth course to be chosen from: