Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship

A computer science degree at GCU fuels the hunger for innovation in technology. It appeals to learners who embrace their desire to use the language of complex computing to develop precise solutions in information systems. Graduates of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program are offered a foundational skill set that drives the creative application of software development.

The emphasis in business entrepreneurship channels a learner's innovative desires to create companies that capture value and demand across the tech sector. Graduates are provided with the knowledge to build and leverage networks, to identify suitable business opportunities.

The program offers a deep understanding of business strategy in information systems, which includes:

  • Planning and managing projects
  • Growing business opportunities
  • Identifying market opportunities
  • Commercializing original products and services, and
  • Creating innovative work environments

Scholars explore the foundations of business leaders and innovators of technology. The program instills critical thinking, real-world application and practical project experience. Learners are taught to embody professional and ethical practices that matter across the landscape of computing through the lens of the Christian worldview.

Key Competencies

  • Entrepreneurial Management Skills: Build and leverage networks to identify business opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Manage creativity and innovation to develop and launch groundbreaking ideas that capture value.
  • Innovation: Create innovative work environments at organizations of different scale, to meet competitive demands.
  • Social Responsibility: Recognize the importance of societal wealth ventures, social responsibility and community outreach, to balance private and social interests.

Career Options for a Computer Science Graduate

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Networks specialist
  • Database manager
  • Programmer
  • Software engineer

Program SOC

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Information Security Analysts
Computer Programmers
Software Developers, Applications
Software Developers, Systems Software
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
Web Administrators
Web Developers
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