Saint Xavier University Students

Computer Science

Undergraduate Programs

Saint Xavier University offers a variety of undergraduate programs concentrated around computer science and computer studies. Each program is designed to serve as preparation in business and/or technical industries. Please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for more detailed information.

The Department of Computer Science also offers a Five-Year Option where students can work towards a Master of Applied Computer Science degree while completing their Bachelor of Science degree.

Computer Science Major

The major in computer science is a classic generalist program enhanced by support courses in mathematics that works toward a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The emphasis of study in this program is on problem-solving and computer science theory. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry into graduate schools and for entry into a variety of positions in business and industry with a sound foundation for future advancement based on technical competence, liberal education and effective communication skills.

Computer Studies Major

The major in computer studies is an applications-oriented program that works toward a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The emphasis of study in this program is on mastering the computer as a productivity tool. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry into a variety of positions in business and industry with a sound foundation for future advancement based on technical competence, liberal education and effective communication skills.

Computer Science Minor

Students can also choose to take computer science as a minor. Students of this program will gain adequate knowledge of computer science and will be prepared for a variety positions, including business and the technical industry, after graduation.