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What to know about the upcoming semester at the University of Central Florida

A computer science major and an electrical engineering major will graduate with their Ph.

D. in the spring of 2019.

The computer science program at UCF is part of a growing trend to make computer science and engineering majors more competitive in the global economy. 

The new program, called the Computing Career Initiative, is set to launch in 2019. 

“Computer science has been on my bucket list since I graduated high school,” said Jennifer Schlechter, a UCF senior who is now a junior majoring in computer science. 

She’s excited to start her second major and plans to take a computer science elective and an engineering elective in college.

“It’s been exciting for me to finally get my first big break in computer and software engineering,” Schleichter said. 

Computer science is a highly applied discipline, focused on the use of algorithms and computer science theory. 

In addition to computer science courses, UCF offers computer science master’s degrees in business administration and finance, and computer engineering degrees in engineering and computer systems. 

Schleichthter said she’s excited about the program because it will help her prepare for a future career in software development, which she’s passionate about. 

UCF is one of the first public universities to make the transition from a purely computer science degree to a computer engineering degree. 

According to UCF, computer engineering graduates will be able to choose from more than 20 major and minor subjects, including engineering and business administration, and majoring courses in computer software engineering, data systems engineering, computer architecture and computer sciences. 

A computer science professor is the head of the program and is responsible for the curriculum, curriculum review and faculty involvement. 

As the program grows, more students will take computer science classes, and the professor will be in charge of the curriculum.

“The curriculum is a combination of the computer science curriculum and the engineering curriculum.

So, the program will be a combination for students that are in a computer programming background,” UCF computer science senior Alex Riddle said.

“I think it will be interesting to see the number of students that will graduate from computer science going up.” 

Riddle said he plans to spend some time working with his engineering advisor to find the best way to combine his engineering and software background. 

Students who want to take computer engineering classes are also encouraged to take courses in electrical engineering. 

While the program is designed to help computer science majors prepare for the workforce, Riddle hopes the program could also help other students interested in a career in computer engineering.

“I think computer engineering is one that could be a really good fit for students who want a different path, but are also interested in some of the other aspects of engineering and engineering design,” Riddle added. 

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