Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Computer Science

First Year

First Semester
EN 101 3
MA 131 5
COM 131 3
CO 117 3
SO 254 3
Second Semester
EN 102 3
MA 133 5
MA 215 3
HS 101, 102, 120, 121 or 249 3


  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • The Computer Science major at GVSU requires secondary admission. Consult with an academic advisor at GVSU concerning these requirements.
  • To speak with a GVSU academic advisor about the Computer Science degree, please call 616.331.6025.


Job opportunities in the computer industry are expected to grow rapidly, particularly as computers are used to solve problems in ever-expanding areas, including accounting and business management services and research and development. Positions in the computer field include those in computer programming, systems analysis, systems programming, applications programming, software engineering, telecommunications, computer operations, and a variety of positions in computer sales, design, manufacturing, and customer service.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
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