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Other Computer Sciences Major

Other computer and information sciences is a major that typically falls into the Computer & Information Sciences category.

There are 43 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in other computer science, 46 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 19 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 5 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an Other Computer Science Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 300 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in other computer and information sciences in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 70.6% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of other computer science majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Black or African American: 20.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8%
  • White: 48.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 4.8%
  • Other Races: 13.9%
Other Computer Sciences Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in other computer science. About 4.8% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending other computer science majors to the U.S. are China, Saudi Arabia and India.

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Online Other Computer Sciences Programs

There are 46 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in other computer and information sciences, with 9 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.


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National Center for Education Statistics
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