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  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACT or SAT test is optional for prospective students applying for Fall 2020 to join the St. Mary’s University freshmen class of 2024.

Undergraduate Computer Science

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What is 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.

Degree Plans

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.

Students can choose from several programs:

Computer Science Courses

Students take a variety of courses, including the School of Science, Engineering and Technology Core, to provide a well-rounded education.

Course highlights:

  • Conventional and Object Oriented Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
  • Databases, and Computer Networks
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering

STEM Camps

The St. Mary’s Department of Engineering offers a number of annual computer science-related summer camps, including a Computer Science summer camp, for students in middle school and high school.

What can you do with a Computer Science Degree?

Careers in computer science exist in virtually every industry, and skilled programmers are highly sought after in the current job market.

Computer scientists work in technical IT-related careers such as:

  • Programmer
  • 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.

Science Living Community

Students majoring in any of the sciences, from computer science to biology, are invited to join the Science Living Community. Students live together and can attend programs throughout the year.

Learn more about the Computer Science Program

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