Computer Science, BS

Contact Info

Department of Computer Science
George Mason University
4300 Nguyen Engineering Building, MS 485
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: (703) 993-1530


The BS in computer science provides students with an essential background for studying the design and implementation of computer systems software, computer architecture, and computer software applications for science and business. The program emphasizes both computer systems fundamentals and computer software applications. Required areas of study include data structures, analysis of algorithms, low-level programming, computer architecture, language translation, ethics and law for the computing professional, and software design and development.

About the Program

As one of the nation’s top technology hubs, the D.C. region hosts countless technology companies, governmental contractors, and non-governmental organizations, pursuing virtually any cause that resonates with you. Mason students have ample opportunities to work with elite companies, prepare for security clearances, and gain valuable work experiences in tandem with this strong educational program in computing.

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