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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Computer sciences are in every facet of our society. If you want to work in the rapidly expanding computer sciences industry, Winston-Salem State University is the place to be: Almost all of our alumni are employed in their field within six months of graduating. You can be, too, when you attend WSSU, which is among the best schools for computer science.

We introduced our bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1981. The only thing that has not changed in the field in the past 40+ years is the industry’s constant transformation. Our curriculum keeps pace with these changes and remains on the cutting edge — as demonstrated by our accreditation.

Get two degrees in one

By adding a year to your Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, you can complete your master’s degree a year early. When you choose WSSU’s 5-year BS–MS admission alternative, you take graduate courses your senior year. This puts you ahead of the curve, so you can earn your MS in Computer Science and Information Technology just one year after completing your bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Learn more about WSSU’s 5-year BS–MS (4+1) track.

Bachelor of science degree in computer science concentrations

To better serve your unique interests, we offer 10 concentration options for you to choose from:


Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at Winston-Salem State University

When you join WSSU’s “Ramily,” we support you at every level of your bachelor of science degree in computer science. Our computer sciences department has significant corporate partnerships that help students network and gain experience, so you can be confident you’ll be fully prepared to succeed upon graduating from WSSU.

Explore real-world computer sciences jobs

Internships, especially during the summer, and study abroad opportunities are popular choices for our Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science students. Local industry shadowing is also available, giving you first-hand exposure to bachelor’s degree in computer science jobs.

Faculty on the leading edge of the computer sciences

All tenure-track faculty engage in grant-supported research, so not only are they up-to-date on the latest innovations — they’re driving them at one of the best schools for computer science.

Targeted and collaborative labs

In addition to computer sciences research labs, WSSU computer sciences students work with other disciplines to advance knowledge and creativity in The Ideas Lab @ The College.


Explore Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science Jobs

An impressive 98% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating from one of the best schools for computer science.

Our graduates typically work in software development positions, in addition to bachelor’s degree computer science jobs such as:

Career outlook for bachelor’s degree in computer science graduates

As technology continues to expand, so do bachelor’s degree computer science jobs. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment will grow by 22% through 2030 — much faster than the average for other occupations.

Software developers — a popular career choice among our graduates — earn an average of $110,140 per year.


Explore Classes for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science

As a WSSU computer sciences student, you’ll gain a solid foundation in software development, plus opportunities to study the particular areas you’re passionate about in depth through electives. Most classes take place on campus, and some are available online for your convenience.

You can gain greater specialization through courses such as:

Explore the course catalog and program requirements.


Your Experience as a Computer Sciences Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

As one of the top HBCUs changing the world, WSSU empowers you outside the classroom to continue growing and giving back to our communities through the skills you learn here.

Many students participate in the Association for Computing Machinery, the largest educational and scientific computing society in the world. You’ll gain an extensive network and access to a number of supportive resources for bachelor’ degree computer science jobs.

We’ll help you apply for scholarships as a WSSU student. You’ll also have access to financial aid specifically for students at WSSU, one of the best schools for computer science — not to mention that the Piedmont Triad is one of the most affordable areas to live in the country!

Learn more about paying for college.

For your last three years at Winston-Salem State, you’ll be assigned a personal advisor. Your expert faculty mentor will help you make decisions about your curriculum, your life goals and your preferred bachelor’ degree computer science jobs.

Learn about the Department of Computer Science

Take the Next Step

#BeTheNext student to turn your passion into action at WSSU with your bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Majoring in computer science gave me the chance to engage in summer research experiences that prepared me for graduate school and graduate research. I am now pursuing a doctoral degree.

Amari L., Computer Science

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Accreditation for the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at WSSU