IT Computer Science Academic Programs
In class [at UMUC], you actually get to do more hands-on stuff, so it helps you be able to bring that over into whatever organization that you work for, because you’re physically doing it in class, and then you can turn around and do it at your job too.
Information Technology Master’s Degree with Information Assurance Specialization
I work as a systems administrator at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. I manage and support hundreds of computers and users. At my job, I apply the computer programming knowledge that I gained from UMUC. I am better able to understand existing code and implement new scripts for managing computer systems. I now have a deeper understanding of the IT infrastructure as a whole.
Systems Administrator, NASA
Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree
Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC
UCSP 615 | 0 Credits
(Required within the first 6 credits of graduate study for all new graduate students, except MBA students). An overview of the skills needed for academic and professional success. Focus is on enhancing communication and critical thinking skills. Assignments provide familiarity with tools such as social media and library and information resources. APA style and resources are also addressed.
Essentials of Computer Programming
UCSP 635 | 0 Credits
(Recommended preparation for bioinformatics, data analytics, database technology, and software engineering students with little or no programming experience). An applied approach to creating computer programs. Discussion covers all aspects of basic programming, including variables, arrays, conditions, and input/output.