Students at historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland can now enroll in new undergraduate programs that are designed to prepare them for positions in the burgeoning technology sector. Applications are now open for students to apply to earn bachelor’s degrees in cyber operations engineering; data science; and software engineering.
“Our goal is to bring more value to our academic portfolio so that potential students think of Bowie State as a university that provides high-quality computer science, technology, and engineering degree programs along with its established reputation in liberal arts education,” said Carl Goodman, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bowie State University. “We’re committed to ensuring our students are prepared for the new jobs that are becoming available daily in the fast-growing STEM sectors of our economy.”
Jobs in information and computer technology occupations are projected to grow dramatically between now and 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Projections show that over 667,000 new positions will be created with an emphasis on cloud computing, collection and storage of big data and information security, with an average wage of over $97,000.
Students at Bowie State have already been able to pursue undergraduate degrees online in computer science, computer technology, and criminal justice. A graduate student can earn a master’s degree online in computer science, culturally responsive teacher leadership, management information systems, reading education, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership.