Computer science is a discipline with a core set of scientific principles that can be applied to solve complex, real-world problems and promote higher-order thinking. Computer science as an academic discipline provides the knowledge and skill foundation for technological advances in our country to keep us competitive in a global economy. In this course, students will study object-oriented programming using the Java language.
The AP CS course gives you a solid foundation for further study in the field. CS is a core element of STEM initiatives (science, technology, engineering, and math). Computer science encompasses many creative, exciting tracks of study in college. CS majors are heavily recruited because computing jobs are in the top 5 fastest growing fields in the U.S.