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.

The Experience

The Computer Science program does a good job at focusing on generalized concepts of programming rather than a specific language. We’re taught to think in an object-oriented way, it’s really important to break things down and create small pieces of a large program. To write a program to work efficiently and accurately, you need good planning skills. The emphasis on good programming practices in this program is one of the biggest things that sets us up for success in both our classes and future careers.

Kali Hale '22

Computer Science is becoming an integral part of modern life. It is critical for current and future generations to understand what Computer Science is, how Computer Science transcends, and in what ways Computer Science betters and enriches life.

Chang-Shyh Peng
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

More Career Outcomes

A core tenet of the Computer Science program is optimization, which helps us realize how we can best improve the solution to a problem. I had several opportunities in my courses where I could take a step back and enhance certain solutions to the problems in class or gain a new perspective by talking to professors during their office hours. The program’s structured approach to learning via experimentation and mistakes forces you to examine how you can better improve your coding skills. Additionally, the direct line of communication to professionally experienced faculty is also key to training a better generation of developers.

Daniel Campbell '21
Computer Science Major