Ep 18: Computer Science Programs with Cedric Stallworth

We’re so thrilled to dive into the vast world of computer science in this week’s podcast episode! Our guest this week who will be helping Scott explore this field is Cedric Stallworth. Cedric is the Assistant Dean at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing.

Cedric started his career journey as a student athlete at Georgia Tech (football), and after some time in the pros, headed back into academia. Ultimately, his career path lead him to getting his Master’s Degree and teaching… finally ending up in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. Cedric’s unique knowledge and perspective makes his advice on getting a degree in this field a must listen!

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What exactly “computer science” as a field encompasses.
  • How a typical computer science curriculum might be structured.
  • What career opportunities exist for computer science degree holders.
  • Cedric’s advice for success in a computer science program.
  • And much, much more!

Featured on the Show:

Georgia Tech College of Computing at a Glance

Georgia Tech College of Computing logo

The College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been a leader in the field since its inception. What started as just one master’s degree program in Information Science (and the first of its kind in the country), quickly grew into the college that it is today. Georgia Tech’s College of Computing now has BS, MS, and PhD degree programs in a plethora of specialties including Computer Science, Computational Media, Analytics, Bioengineering, Robotics, and more. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged and given opportunities to participate in research, community outreach programs, and any of the 20+ student organizations offered within the College of Computing, along with the over 200 organizations available across Georgia Tech’s departments.

  • Established: 1964
  • Undergraduate Students: ~2,500
  • Graduate Students (Master’s and Doctoral): ~6,700
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nickname: Yellow Jackets

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology offers an ABET accredited BS in Computer Science degree program that is designed to provide students with a foundation in programming and computational theory. Students can pursue concentrations, or “Threads,” in Devices, Information Interworks, Intelligence, Media, Modeling and Simulation, People, Systems and Architecture, or Theory.

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