Our Computer Science programs are designed to prepare students for careers and continued study in the rapidly changing computing field. Our programs encompass the theoretical and practical foundations of the computing discipline through two undergraduate majors and a graduate program.
The faculty is committed to innovative teaching techniques that enable students to learn vital computing concepts, develop practical and critical thinking skills and build an awareness of the social and ethical impacts of their work.
Programs of Study
The Computer Science Department offers a range of programs for undergraduate studies with a major and minor in computer science and a major in computer information systems. The Computer Science major emphasizes algorithmic thinking and problem-solving while in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The Computer Information Systems major offers an undergraduate curriculum of applied skills and concepts while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
The department also offers graduate studies with a Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) program. A five-year accelerated bachelor's-master's option is also available in the graduate program. Internship opportunities and teamwork are stressed throughout all our courses of study.
The Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS) degree addresses the need for professionals dealing with e-business, web administration, and internetworking and may be combined with courses from the Graham School of Management for the dual MACS/MBA.
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Computer Science Major
"My experience in SXU's Computer Science program was a very positive one. The faculty was always supportive and offered good explanations to any problem I was having in class. I think the highlight of the program for me was the software engineering course, which is the capstone course. It taught me how software development works in the real world, and at the end of our class, I was able to get a tangible product."