Computer Science Major (M)

The Computer Science program produces graduates highly skilled in creating, applying, and communicating complex technological solutions to organizational problems in the context of a Biblical worldview.

The BS degree program features 4 concentrations in Software Engineering, AI & Robotics, Cybersecurity, and Virtual and Augmented Reality.  All 4 concentrations share a common technology core which ensures students share an understanding of computer programming, computer hardware, and fundamental topics in Computer Science.

The concentrations allow a student to specialize in a specific area of Computer Science.  Given the number of allowed free electives, students are invited to choose more than one concentration if that is of interest to them.  Our students find high paying jobs in the technology sector of industry in areas involving software development, data science, artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, video game design, animation, as well as more hardware based vocations in the IT field.  Students are often recruited by emerging technology firms looking for technology students capable of learning something new.

Our program emphasizes the idea that computer programming does not define Computer Science, but rather is the tool a Computer Scientist wields to solve problems.  We also adopt the notion that the programming language is insignificant as programming is a skill, the language is how that skill is expressed.  Programming is to the Computer Scientists as a tennis racket is to a tennis player.  The grand ideas of Computer Science are then explored through the application of computer programming in the context of the various theoretical subjects offered by the department.

All students interested in problem solving in the world by leveraging technology should consider a major or minor in Computer Science!

Program Learning Outcomes

1- A: Professional responsibility. Students will recognize and be guided by the professional, legal and worldview issues involved in the use of computer technology.

2- B: Problem solving. Students will demonstrate how to solve problems in various user domains using the tools of computer science and information technology.

2- C: Elements of computational thinking. Students will recognize the broad relevance of computational thinking in everyday life as well as its applicability within other domains, and apply it in appropriate circumstances.

3- D: Modeling. Students will use such knowledge and understanding in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoff involved in design choices.

3- E: Methods and tools. Students will deploy appropriate theory, practices, and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and maintenance as well as the evaluation of computer-based systems.

4- F: Critical evaluation and testing. Students will analyze the extent to which a computer-based system meets the criteria defined for its current use and future development.

5- G: Requirements and Specifications. Students will identify and analyze criteria and specifications appropriate to specific problems, and plan strategies for their solution.

6- H: Knowledge and understanding. Students will exhibit knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to computer science and information technology (especially the nine grand ideas).


Core Requirements 145
Technical Core36
Major or Concentration16-18
Total Hours120

 For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.

Technical Core Courses
MATH 205Statistics I3
CSC 175Theory and Fundamentals of Computer Science3
CSC 200Coding I- Fundamentals3
CSC 250Coding II - Algorithms3
CSC 325Computer Architecture3
CSC 350Operating Systems3
CSC 370Software Engineering3
CSC 410Computational Dilemmas3
CSC 420User Experience and Interactive Systems3
CSC 430Database Fundamentals3
CSC 460Advanced Database and Web Development3
CSC 491Capstone Project3
Total Hours36

Select from the following 4 Concentrations: 

Software Engineering
CSC 300Coding III- Data Structures3
CSC 450Systems Programming3
CSC 470Programming Language Theory3
CSC 490Theoretical Computer Science3
CSC Elective3
CSC 400Internship1-3
Total Hours16-18
AI & Robotics
CSC 300Coding III- Data Structures3
CSC 415Artificial Intelligence3
CSC 417Advanced Artificial Intelligence3
CSC 419Machine Learning & Robotics3
CSC Elective3
CSC 400Internship1-3
Total Hours16-18
Cyber Security
CSC 180Systems Integration3
CSC 440Networks & Security3
CSC 426Cybersecurity3
CSC 428Penetration Testing3
CSC Elective3
CSC 400Internship1-3
Total Hours16-18
Virtual & Augmented Reality
CSC 180Systems Integration3
CSC 210Animation I3
CSC 315Animation II3
CSC 435Animation III3
CSC Elective3
CSC 400Internship1-3
Total Hours16-18