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English Major? History Student? USC Wants to Teach You About Computer Science, Too

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The Tommy Trojan statue at the heart of the USC campus.

USC plans to open the School of Advanced Computing in fall 2024.

Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times

University of Southern California (USC) officials said the forthcoming School of Advanced Computing will extend computer science (CS) instruction to all students, as well as conferring more degrees in technology-related disciplines.

The school is the central pillar of the $1-billion USC Frontiers of Computing initiative to expand computing university-wide, which will incorporate data science and information technology (IT) instruction into non-CS majors' education.

Officials said the facility, to open next year, will host CS, data science, IT, and advanced computing programs, with the goals of producing graduates for jobs in technology and other high-demand fields, and giving students in all disciplines digital literacy.

In addition, said USC's Ishwar Puri, "We want to develop a digital backbone across USC that touches every student and every graduate, so when they go out into the world, they understand what computing is."

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