About the Program
The Computer Science Department is adding a voluntary cooperative education program option for computer science majors. Majors in both concentrations, General Studies and Information Systems, can pursue the traditional 4 year program track or they can elect to participate in, if they meet the requirements, the cooperative education program track. Students will participate in two 6 month full-time coop experiences; one in their junior year and one in their senior year. This extends graduation a year but enhances their theoretical course work with real-world hands-on problem-solving, allows them to apply professional critical thinking skills within their discipline, and enriches the classroom environment. Students must register for this option in their sophomore year, will receive experiential credit on their transcript and will maintain full-time student status. The coop experience will help students experience diverse areas of interest within the computer science discipline and lead them to more focused graduate studies or employment.