Offered as a major (B.S.) and a minor
Be at the leading edge.
Technology is always evolving, but a degree in computer science will empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to stay on top of today’s tech world.
Do more than write code
While being a programmer and writing code is an integral part of the computer science major, it’s far from the only thing you’ll study. Your classes will also cover key areas of the computing field, including:
- Software engineering
- Web design
- Client/server model
- Distributed processing
- User interface design
Solve complex problems
You’ll learn to break down complicated processes into their individual parts, ultimately transforming those parts into working code. Learning this approach will also make you more adept at general problem solving.
Peel back the layers
You’ll examine computer system architecture at every level: hardware, operating system, software, and network. By understanding how these layered components function and interact, you’ll be better prepared to tackle projects of any scope.
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.
Become a versatile programmer
Modern industries often use a mix of technology solutions, and you’ll need cross-platform experience in order to be successful. Our experimental networking lab will allow you to develop on different operating systems, giving you the necessary exposure to become a versatile developer.
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!
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
Putting something together and making stuff is the ultimate problem-solving puzzle experiment. It's the trial and error that's the fun part. My first programming course was with Dr. Reinhart, and he realized that I was very interested in programming.Damian Mirizzi '18
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 State University Northridge
- Florida Polytechnic University
- Saint Louis University
- University of California Santa Barbara
- University of Southern California
- University of Washington
They work for:
- Bank of America
- Daily News
- Guitar Center
- Northrop Grumman
- College Webmaster
- Database Specialist
- Enterprise Manager
- Programmer Analyst
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Technical Writer
of Cal Lutheran graduates find a job or enroll in graduate school within nine months