computer science

What is Computer Science?

Computer Scientist utilize algorithms, data structures, software architectures, and low/high level languages (such as Assembly and C/C++) to accomplish information transfer and transformation and computational processes as they apply to computer systems and networks. They possess the technical knowledge and skills necessary to specify, evaluate, and manage computer system design; to provide technical guidance in applications ranging from data processing to embedded systems; to analyze and design methodologies appropriate for hardware, software, and firmware; and apply problem solving through modern computer equipment and research techniques.

What do Computer Scientists do in the Army?

Some Computer Scientist teach and conduct research at USMA and Army Research Centers while others pursue operational assignments in all branches of the Army. A number of these officers gravitate to functional areas, like Telecommunications Systems Engineering (FA24) and Systems Automation (FA53), and facilitate communications worldwide. Army Cyber (ARCYBER) and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) are also recruiting new talent from this field.

What kinds of Master's Degrees predominate in the field?

Computer Science (CS)

What kinds of professionals study in a typical Computer Science program?

Most Computer Science students receive their MS en-route to a PhD. Those who receive a terminal master`s typically take on software engineering jobs for companies like Bloomberg, CISCO, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and many others.

Top Computer Science Programs for Army Officers:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Gerogia Tech
  • Princeton
  • Stanford University
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845) 938-5562. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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