Which Computer Science Emphasis is Right for You?

By Jessica Meyer

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Are you considering earning a STEM degree at Grand Canyon University? One popular choice from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology is the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Students earning a BS in computer science can choose to earn an emphasis in game and simulation development, big data analytics or business entrepreneurship. Each option offers opportunities for development and innovation, but which one is right for you?

Game and Simulation Development

GCU’s BS in computer science with an emphasis in game and simulation development helps build your skills in graphic visualization, game development and computer modeling. Learn through a combination of lecture and theory, with practice and play. In addition, hands-on labs help reinforce the principles of human and computer interaction. If classes like Digital Logic and Design, Computer Graphics, and Game Design and Play sound intriguing to you, then this emphasis could be a good fit.

Graduates of this computer science degree are equipped with the necessary skills to find a career in video game development, special effects or computer modeling, among other fields.

Big Data Analytics

If you have an interest in solving problems and analyzing trends that occur within heavy volume data, then you may want to consider the BS in computer science with an emphasis in big data analytics. In this program, students learn how to quickly and efficiently improve an organization’s data systems by creating new tools and applications.

Graduates of this computer science degree may find a rewarding career as a computer systems analyst, network specialists or database manager.

Business Entrepreneurship

GCU students majoring in computer science with an emphasis in business entrepreneurship explore the foundations of business entrepreneurism in relation to innovation and technology. If you would enjoy working with technology, while also learning how to commercialize products and services for revenue, then consider this emphasis. This BS in computer science helps you gain knowledge about technology and business concepts, such as computer graphics, IT project management and computer design.

If you want a fulfilling career with a corporate business or organization that uses computer systems, then this emphasis can help you reach that goal. Students who graduate from this program can find their purpose as an information system manager, computer programmer or web application developer.

Learn more about how GCU’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology can help you find your purpose as a computer science major by visiting our website today!

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior majoring in marketing at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.