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Computer Software and Media Applications is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Database Management

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    $78k

    Database Management
  • Web Design

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    $105k

    Web Design

    Web design trends and technologies are constantly evolving, and a web design degree will give the student professional skills that translate directly to the marketing, advertising, e-commerce and web design industries.

    Courses typically include: designing and launching websites; designing interactive and online materials including motion graphics, banner ads, newsletters and content for mobile delivery; learning current versions of Dreamweaver, Edge and other industry-standard web design and rich media software; gaining coding skills in HTML and CSS; learning about responsive web design; learning about online marketing; and learning about interaction design and usability.

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  • Computer Graphics

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    $84k

    Computer Graphics

    Computer graphics designers are part artist, part mathematician, part scientist. They use computers to create and manipulate pictures or designs for various purposes. Their work is essential in many fields, from commercial art and entertainment to education.

    The art, math, and science aspects of computer graphics are clearly reflected in the field’s curriculum, which encompasses 3D models and animation, algorithms and computational geometry, and the behavior of light and shadow.

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  • Simulation Programming

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    $109k

    Simulation Programming

    Simulation programmers develop computer simulations that allow us to predict, see, think about, test, and manipulate real-world products, services, systems, processes, conditions, situations, and issues, without taking the risk and incurring the costs of doing so in the real world.

    These simulations have applications across many sectors and industries. In the medical field, for example, a simulation program might be used to teach doctors how to perform a particular surgery or procedure. Urban planners might use simulations to model and visualize improved traffic patterns. And of course, airlines use simulators to train pilots to fly their planes.

    Math, engineering, and computer science are the overlapping disciplines that simulation relies on. Degree programs in the field are made up of courses in these technical and scientific areas, but they are also focused on teaching the skills of abstracting, theorizing, hypothesizing, and intellectualizing.

    In other words, simulation programming students learn everything they need to conceptualize the world into models that are designed to reach solutions for many of the world’s challenges and problems.

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