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Q:
I know almost nothing about Unix. Where do I start?
A:

A variety of books have been published on the basics of the Unix operating system. These can be obtained from your favorite bookstore. Additionally, some great tutorials can be found by searching google for something like "linux tutorial" or "tcsh tutorial".



Q:
Is Computer Science the same as programming?
A:

Many students are attracted to the Computer Science major because they either like using computers or have enjoyed some prior programming experiences. Computer programming is a broad term covering a range of software development activities, ranging from writing small programs in order to perform simple tasks, to the creation of large user applications and systems software consisting of millions of lines of complex code.



Q:
What are the requirements for a Computer Science degree?
A:

Degree requirements for Computer Science majors can be found Here



Q:
What degrees does the Computer Science Department offer?
A:

We offer two undergraduate degrees: BSc Computer Science and BSC InformationTechnology. We also offer a Ph.D. in Computer Science.



Q:
What is Computer Science?
A:

Computer Science is the study of step-by-step computational methods for solving problems by encoding, storing, tracking and transforming information. It involves the creation of fundamental software (sets of computer instructions) for solving practical and theoretical problems and performing tasks that lend themselves to computational solutions.

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