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Title: COMPUTER SCIENCE Mercer University College of Liberal Arts


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COMPUTER SCIENCE Mercer University College of
Liberal Arts
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Two Degree Programs
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

3
Three Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Computational Science (BS only)

4
Features of CSC
  • Emphasizes problem analysis and design of
    computer solutions
  • Programming done in Java and C
  • Developing and testing software as an individual
    and in group settings

5
Features of IST
  • More applied than CSC major
  • Core introduces
  • Databases
  • Networks
  • Operating Systems
  • Web Development
  • Programming
  • Students can select an emphasis area from the
    following
  • Computer Networks
  • Internet Development
  • Database Design and Administration
  • Programming

6
Features of Computational Science
  • Collaboration with sciences and mathematics
  • Coursework in computer science, applied math,
    and a specific science discipline
  • Works well with pre-med track

7
Strengths of CSC Department
  • BS degee in CSC is CAC Accredited
  • One of five schools in the state of Georgia
  • The only private school in Georgia
  • Obtained 6V accreditation during last visit
  • Great Faculty and Staff
  • 7 full-time faculty all with Ph.D.
  • 1 half-time faculty with Ph.D.
  • Systems Administrator

8
Computer Facilities
  • 5 Computer Labs Fast Ethernet network with
    firewall security. Computers dual-boot into
    Windows XP or Red Hat Linux
  • New hands-on Networking Lab with switches and
    Cisco routers
  • 24-Hour computer lab with Bear Card access
  • Full time systems administrator to keep all the
    computers and network running

9
Certification Exams
  • VUE Testing Center
  • Convenient
  • Some classes include vouchers
  • Available to students, staff, and faculty
  • MCSE
  • CCNA
  • A

10
Degree Certification
  • Industry recognized certification
  • Improves employment options
  • Hands-on skills

11
What Can I Do With a CSC or IST Major
  • Software Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Graphics Design
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Manager
  • Systems Manager

12
Job Projections
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that
there will be 957,000 new jobs in Computing by
the year 2014.
13
What Salary Can I Expect?
  • Our graduates are typically starting at 50,000
    or above
  • In Georgia, the average starting salary for a
    Bachelors degree is 50,000 according to the
    Georgia Department of Labor

14
Faculty and Staff
15
Faculty and Staff
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Student Groups
  • ACM Student Computer Club
  • Programming Teams Binary Bears
  • Cyber Defense Teams
  • Student Colloquium Series
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

17
Binary Bears Programming Teams Practice and
Socialize
18
Hardware Lab
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CSC 125 Class
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IST 126 LAB
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IST 126 Lab
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Lab 204
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Who To Contact
  • Dr. David Cozart
  • cozart_dl_at_mercer.edu
  • (478) 301-4087
  • See our Web site at
  • www.cs.mercer.edu
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