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K-State Today Student Edition

September 24, 2021

Join Arts and Sciences for free doughnuts to learn about new computer programming degree

Submitted by Elli Archer

The College of Arts and Sciences and computer science department have collaborated to create a new interdisciplinary degree: integrated computer science. The degree can be completed either on campus or through Global Campus. Join us for free doughnuts from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in 300 Calvin Hall to find out more information. 

A degree in integrated computer science combines a computational core focused on real-world programming skills with an individualized concentration in your of interest, so you can personalize your degree with your passion.

It includes programming electives expanding the core computational skills and providing additional cultural and ethical knowledge, and a capstone project applying those skills to the concentration area.

Your integrated computer science concentration can be a major, minor, or certificate; for example, your concentration could be a major in biology if you want to use computational methods in the natural sciences. You could do integrated computer science with a minor in the visual arts if you want to go into game development or web design. Or you could pick up a certificate in professional strategic selling from the College of Business Administration if you've got an entrepreneurial vision and you want to have both the software skills to make it happen and the sales skills to get people excited about it.

Integrated computer science equips students to apply computational thinking and methods in a wide variety of modern careers and to become academic, cultural and industrial leaders who integrate the breadth and depth of an arts and sciences education with technical expertise in computer science.