School of Science, Engineering and Technology
SET transcends the traditional classroom framework by placing a greater emphasis on hands-on scientific research experience. Our graduates are accepted into medical and dental schools at 1.5 times the national rate.
Bachelor's in computer science
If you like problem solving, doing puzzles or thinking logically, consider Computer Science at St. Mary’s University.
Computer science professionals design and develop software to address everyday issues and problems. Computer Science majors at St. Mary’s develop software individually and in a group and are evaluated by industry experts.
They must be able to communicate effectively in order to talk with technical and non-technical people to assess their needs and then convey back information that is easy to understand.
The St. Mary’s Department of Engineering offers a number of computer science-related summer camps, including a Computer Science summer camp, for students in middle school and high school.
CS vs CIS
CS – Computer Science
The Computer Science program includes learning multiple programming languages; analyzing, designing, coding and testing software systems; and combines the theory and practice of using computers to solve problems.
CIS – Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems focuses on the relationships between companies and their information systems and making them run as smoothly as possible. A CIS degree prepares students to manage software development projects from analysis, design, implementation, testing and maintenance to management of quality, budgets, deliverables and deadlines.
Computer Science degree plans
- Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with Teacher Certification
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Minor in Computer Science
- Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science – earn both degrees in as little as five years.
What can you do with a computer science degree?
Careers in computer science exist in virtually every industry, and skilled programmers are highly sought in the job market.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science employs the latest tools and technology to provide a well-structured education in this exciting and innovative field.
Computer scientists work in technical IT-related careers such as:
- Software designer/developer
- Systems/data analyst
Students who take elective classes can gain specializations in careers related to cybersecurity, and game, mobile and web development.