Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science (CS)

If you enjoy problem solving, logic, math and the challenge of improving what computers can accomplish, then consider a degree in computer science.

This Degree Offers:

  • Broad-based training in programming languages (C++) and a variety of traditional and specialized computer science subjects, following Association for Computing Machinery recommendations
  • Flexibility to concentrate on scientific computing or software engineering
  • An excellent foundation for graduate school and high earning potential after college

Areas of Concentration:

  • Computing Theory - examines the theoretical foundations of computer science, including language design, algorithm analysis and computability. This concentration is recommended for students who will pursue graduate work in Computer Science.The undergraduate Computer Science - Computing Theory program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.
  • Game Development - this concentration prepares students to develop software and applications for the gaming industry.
  • Software Engineering - prepares students for a more practical implementation of computer science skills, establishing a foundation to develop software and applications for consumers and industry.

Career Fields:

  • Applications programming
  • Software development/engineering
  • Computer forensics, artificial intelligence, and related areas
  • Game development

Our Computer Science program prepares students to:

  • Use Christian principles in evaluating issues and making ethical decisions
  • Demonstrate broad, integrated knowledge in core technology areas related to Computer Science
  • Exhibit critical thinking, communication, leadership, and career development appropriate for effectiveness and advancement in the field of Computer Science

Our Computer Science graduates will be equipped with: 

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline 
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution 
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs 
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal 
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities 
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society 
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development 
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice. 
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices. 
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Related Student Activities:

The SITC also offers a minor in Computer Science (18 hrs).

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