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Welcome to CS students new to ISUSome notes, thoughts, things to look at...
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Welcome to admitted students who plan to major in computer scienceHere are some answers to common questions and pointers to information about registering for courses, etc.
  
What kind of jobs? Developer, programmer, administrator at [[Alumni|organizations like these]].
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'''Getting back to this page - ''' [https://cs.indstate.edu cs.indstate.edu] (or web search for Indiana State University computer science), link in twitter feed.
  
Are you ready for CS? See - computer science placement.
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'''Types of jobs/careers - ''' Developer, programmer, administrator, etc. at [[Alumni|organizations like these]].
  
Want a head start?  CS 101 or 151 start online today.
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'''Types of projects in your courses - ''' [https://cs.indstate.edu/info/files/project_showcase_2021.pdf Fall 2021 Project Showcase]
  
Related programsSee - related programs.
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'''Overview of the major and minor - ''' [https://catalog.indstate.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=53&poid=9242&returnto=2382 CS Major], [https://catalog.indstate.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=53&poid=9243&returnto=2382 CS Minor], [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mBt7E5r35rLXG5Ith0SjUMHiHmUtxH58v_ZOvt3bjvA/edit#gid=0 Course sequence], [https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1qlwH-zRga42O3jIYn6PeP8jbRKGQQV_URTIVUF4-CBU/edit?usp=sharing Graphical overview]
  
Getting involved?  See - ACM, unix lab.
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'''Concentrations - ''' See the link to the CS Major above, and also [https://cs.indstate.edu/wiki/index.php/Undergraduate_Advising#Concentrations here].
  
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'''Campus jobs and internships - ''' Many CS majors work on campus for the Office of Information Technology and other units with computing needs; see [https://jobs.indstate.edu/ jobs.indstate.edu] for postings.  CS students find off campus positions through multiple career fairs on campus each year, postings sent from the associate chairperson, or checking companies you want to work for to see if they have positions (or using job search websites like [https://www.indeed.com/ indeed.com] or personal networks on [https://www.linkedin.com/ LinkedIn]).
  
'''Programs and advising''' - check all of the links at [http://cs.indstate.edu/info/programs.html CS / Programs] and [http://cs.indstate.edu/info/students.html CS / Students]
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'''Which CS course to start with - ''' Information science concentration requires CS 101 Fundamentals of Computing, other concentrations do not. The [https://indstate.instructure.com/courses/12565/pages/cs-151-placement-instructions CS 151 placement test] helps decide if you are ready for CS 151 Introduction to Computer Science.
  
'''Undergrads - [[Computer Science Placement]]''' to make sure you are ready for the courses you are registered for, and if you are a new freshman then starting in CS 101 will not negatively impact your timeline
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'''Get a head start - ''' If you just cannot wait, CS 101 and CS 151 are offered online asynchronous in the summer, classes start May 16.  Any free online tutorials on Python programming would also be a good start.
  
'''Faculty, staff, lab assistants''' - [[ISU CS People]]
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'''Computer requirement?''' Windows/Mac/Linux preferred, though can make do with a Chromebook as well.  Linux CS lab is available for use during business hours.  See [https://cs.indstate.edu/wiki/index.php/Programming_and_CS_-_Getting_Started#Recommended_Computer here] for more.
  
'''Unix help lab''' - [[Labs and Office Hours]] and [https://cs.indstate.edu/info/index.php#lab_hours Lab schedule]
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'''Related majors/minors - ''' Information Technology, Cyber and Security Studies, Mathematics, General Studies (2 minors).  See the [https://catalog.indstate.edu/content.php?catoid=53&navoid=2382 list of programs].
  
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'''More information'''  See [https://cs.indstate.edu cs.indstate.edu].
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'''Questions''' See the [http://cs.indstate.edu/info/contact.html Associate Chairperson] Jeff Kinne.

Latest revision as of 00:04, 17 May 2022

Welcome to admitted students who plan to major in computer science. Here are some answers to common questions and pointers to information about registering for courses, etc.

Getting back to this page - cs.indstate.edu (or web search for Indiana State University computer science), link in twitter feed.

Types of jobs/careers - Developer, programmer, administrator, etc. at organizations like these.

Types of projects in your courses - Fall 2021 Project Showcase

Overview of the major and minor - CS Major, CS Minor, Course sequence, Graphical overview

Concentrations - See the link to the CS Major above, and also here.

Campus jobs and internships - Many CS majors work on campus for the Office of Information Technology and other units with computing needs; see jobs.indstate.edu for postings. CS students find off campus positions through multiple career fairs on campus each year, postings sent from the associate chairperson, or checking companies you want to work for to see if they have positions (or using job search websites like indeed.com or personal networks on LinkedIn).

Which CS course to start with - Information science concentration requires CS 101 Fundamentals of Computing, other concentrations do not. The CS 151 placement test helps decide if you are ready for CS 151 Introduction to Computer Science.

Get a head start - If you just cannot wait, CS 101 and CS 151 are offered online asynchronous in the summer, classes start May 16. Any free online tutorials on Python programming would also be a good start.

Computer requirement? Windows/Mac/Linux preferred, though can make do with a Chromebook as well. Linux CS lab is available for use during business hours. See here for more.

Related majors/minors - Information Technology, Cyber and Security Studies, Mathematics, General Studies (2 minors). See the list of programs.

More information See cs.indstate.edu.

Questions See the Associate Chairperson Jeff Kinne.