Computer Science | Mount St. Joseph University
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Software is not limited by physics, like buildings are. It is limited by imagination, by design, by organization. In short, it is limited by properties of people, not by properties of the world. – Ralph Johnson

Are you imaginative, curious, logical, strategic, innovative, methodical or dedicated? Then a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science may be the degree to fulfill your dreams. This program requires a minor in one of a list of specified academic disciplines, allowing students to tailor their course of study to their individual interests.

Imagination coupled with the knowledge and skills learned from studying computer science make the following possible:

  • Exploring fast quantities of data produced by DNA sequencing techniques
  • Developing remote monitoring systems for medical patients
  • Partnering with a team to develop the next generation of smart devices and interactive robots
  • Analyzing data to predict trends
  • Designing security software or encryption algorithms to protect data and identities
  • Designing special effects for movies or composing digital music
  • Creating a new and popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
  • Designing and overseeing automated trading services.

Featured Courses:

A major in Computer Science gives students the technical knowledge and skills necessary to excel within various professional environments.  Students are given a solid foundation in the fundamental theory of computer science and its practical applications. Courses include:

  • Principles of Programming I & II
  • Networks
  • Algorithms
  • Database Design & Development
  • Intro to Mobile Application Development.

Career Potential:

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, computer science is the second-highest paid career at the bachelor's degree level. With the growth in topics such as Big Data, Cybersecurity and Human Computer Interaction, the sky's the limit for careers in computer science. Your degree can lead to careers such as:

  • Software developer/engineer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer network architect
  • Data analyst/scientist.

Benefits of the Program:

  • The Departments of Mathematics and Computing are a community, significantly impacting the lives of our students.
  • Math and Computing Club (MC^2) is an academic service and social organization led by the math and computing majors.
  • The Senior Research Project is a yearlong academic endeavor with a one-on-one interaction between a faculty member and graduating senior.
  • Every student majoring in computer science is required to complete a co-op with a relevant business or organization.
  • Our low student-to-faculty ratio promotes personalized attention and guidance.

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