Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Developing technologies for the future.

In today’s fast paced, global society, technology is ever-evolving to shape and keep up with the changes. With a degree in computer science, you will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to influence what’s next.

The Curriculum
Solve complex problems

You’ll learn to break down complicated processes into their constituent parts, ultimately transforming those parts into working code. Learning this approach will also make you more adept at general problem solving.

Design software like a professional

Beyond the skills you’ll develop as an individual programmer, you’ll also learn how to collaborate effectively by working on group projects. When creating as part of a team, you’ll employ the same development lifecycle used in most professional environments.

Your ideal plan

You won’t have to worry about taking many years to complete your degree. Our small class sizes and easily accessible courses allow you to complete your B.S. in Computer Science in four years.

Get hands-on experience in the field

Internship opportunities at companies such as Google, Intel, and Disney will give you invaluable hands-on experience working in the industry. One might even turn into a job offer!

The direct experience you receive in the classroom and internships will also prepare you for graduate programs in cybersecurity, machine learning, artificial intelligence and more.



Programs

Offered as a major (BS) and a minor.


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The Experience

With my algorithm and software development work, I’m able to bring real-life experience in a very exciting technical field to the classroom. This engages and motivates my students, letting them know that if they work hard, there are fun and lucrative careers waiting them upon graduation.

Craig Reinhart
Associate Professor

I think the biggest inspiration I’ve received from a class here was Computer Graphics with Dr. Reinhart. We utilized Linear Algebra tricks to perform some pretty cool graphical manipulations. The math and programming behind them required time and patience, but it was very worth while.

George Nasr '16

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Your Future

Computer science majors are in demand. Our graduates enjoy a high rate of placement in both jobs and graduate schools. Due to the increasingly digital nature of our economy, you’ll find that your skills are needed in a wide variety of industries, giving you ample career choices.


Our alumni study at:
  • California Lutheran University
  • California State University, Channel Islands
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Washington State University
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
Our alumni work for:
  • Aerovironment, Inc
  • Amazon
  • Amgen
  • Bank of America
  • Big-O Tires
  • Cresendo Interactive
  • Disney
  • Guitar Center
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • Northrop Grumman
  • OmniUpdate
  • Skyworks
  • Xerox
  • XYPro
  • Yardi Systems
Career paths:
  • Database Specialist
  • Enterprise Manager
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Webmaster

of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months

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The Computer Science program taught me essential problem solving, troubleshooting, math, and SQL coding skills that I use on a daily basis in my position. I train clients on how to use the budgeting and forecasting module in Yardi Systems' software, an accounting platform used to keep record of leases, expenses, and budgets. I also use my SQL skills to help prepare SQL packages that fix errors in the clients’ software.

Cameron Love '20
Computer Science Major
Associate Technical Account Manager, Yardi Systems Inc.

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