Computer Science
Department of Computing, Analytics, & Mathematics

Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

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Northwestern’s Computer Science program will prepare you for a successful career in software development, cybersecurity, or web/mobile development. But more than just a career, our clearly Christian computer science program will provide you with a strong ethical commitment for ministry for Jesus Christ.

This might be the right degree for you if

  • you enjoy working with computers and information technology
  • have strong mathematical skills
  • want a degree that provides you with the flexibility to work in any industry

Why study computer science at Northwestern?

Computer science requires expert levels of information knowledge, broad experience, and unshakable ethics to navigate a variety of roles in technology. You will learn from Christian professionals who will provide personal instruction. You will grow in your spiritual and ethical commitment while increasing your technical knowledge.

You will learn about

  • application development including software design and use of algorithms
  • systems analysis and design techniques for customizing each project you develop
  • integration of databases, cybersecurity, and data communications in your projects

Northwestern is close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. With 16 local Fortune 500 companies, students take advantage of great internship opportunities.

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Careers in computer science

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in computer science.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Technical support
  • Teaching (non-licensure)
  • Instructional technology
  • Software design and development
  • Systems development/analysis
  • Web design/maintenance
  • Programming
  • Systems integration
  • Intranet maintenance
  • IT consulting/analysis
  • Database administration
  • Research and development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Technical writing
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