The computing major at Alderson-Broaddus College has a modern curriculum that is under constant fine tuning to keep up with current trends. We offer a range of educational goals for computing students: certificate, associate, bachelors of arts and bachelor of science degrees. The tracks of study include: computer science, information systems, information technology, entertainment software, and software engineering. We also offer the possibility of dual majors in computing with mathematics or digital arts.
Career options are unlimited for the computing major. Alderson-Broaddus College has a high placement and success rate for our graduates. Employers appreciate the valuable combination of computing and liberal arts knowledge that Alderson-Broaddus graduates possess.
Personal and Individual Attention From Experienced and Caring Faculty
In your study among the excellent faculty and high-quality students of the Natural Science Division, you will have many opportunities for distinction. You will have small classes, attention and guidance from your professors and opportunities for advanced research responsibilities, important features not standard at larger schools.
Opportunities for Involvement
You will have advantages and opportunities within A-B's campus community to develop inter-personal communication and organizational skills, and to become more confident about meeting and directing people. Experiences in social and service groups, in student government, student publications, or in musical and theatrical presentations can contribute to your personal and professional growth. The Natural Science Division has opportunities for involvement through the Outdoor Club, ZAG (Zeta Alpha Gamma) Science Club, as well as Division luncheons and picnics.
Special Features of the Program
In addition to introductory courses: introduction to computer science, computer science I and II, students are given a wide selection of topics to choose from. Program of study is flexible and can be tailored to specific needs. Students have the opportunity of earning internship credit. They can also engage in independent or guided study.
Participation in computing seminars familiarizes students with the past, present and the future issues of the computing profession not otherwise covered in computing curriculum.
Courses include architecture and assembler, data base management, communications, operating systems, software engineering, data structures and algorithms, networking and computer graphics.
A-B's computer labs provide access for every student to a personal computer or to a mainframe. The system is constantly being expanded and upgraded. All labs are internet connected.