How to become a computer science grad at Purdue
The college’s computer science program offers a wide variety of majors including computer science majors, and it’s where some computer science students want to get a job in the future.
“A lot of students have a desire to work in the industry or be part of a company that’s using these technologies,” said Dan McNeill, an associate professor of computer science at Purdue.
“I think that a lot of the things that are being created by these new technologies, whether they’re for the future or for the present, I think are creating opportunities for students to pursue other majors that might be relevant to their future job.”
McNeill said some computer scientists at Purdue are interested in working in the tech sector and are taking computer science classes online.
In 2016, Purdue ranked fourth nationally in the number of computer-science graduates, according to the College Board.
Computer science programs are required by law for students who want to attend a public college.
But some schools are starting to expand computer science programs as well.
Last fall, Purdue opened the Computer Science Engineering program, which allows students to transfer from one computer science major to another.
This year, the college also introduced a computer-based curriculum that will allow students to study computer science and computer engineering without needing to take computer science courses.
That curriculum will be taught in its new computer science department, which will be called Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Studies.
The program is expected to enroll about 15 students this fall, with another 10 students expected in 2019, according the college’s website.
This program will be open to students from all across the country, including Hawaii, the District of Columbia and New York State.
“Purdue Computer Science is doing a great job of bringing in a variety of students to Purdue, so the fact that they’re looking to expand the curriculum is really a testament to what Purdue has done,” said Daniel Bostock, executive director of the National Association of Computing Educators, an industry group.
“It’s a great way to attract students who may not have been able to attend Purdue before and to get them involved in the profession.”
McNeil said he believes the program at Purdue is a success.
“This program really is about giving students the opportunity to have an accelerated, hands-on, hands on learning experience with a computer,” he said.
The school offers a computer engineering degree and an applied science major, and McNeill says many of the students who are applying to this program are already taking computer engineering classes.
“The amount of information that students have access to, they’re able to use it to better understand what the technology is capable of, what the limits are, what their capabilities are,” he added.
For many students, McNeill is pleased with the programs computer science curriculum.
“Computer science is something that students need to have,” he noted.
“That’s why they want to do it.”