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.
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 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
My research focuses on a piece of software called HyperTxt, an HTML pre-processor. HTML is the language all websites are written in, and since its creation in 1989, it has seen little change in contrast to the way that the web has evolved. HyperTxt hopes to change this by making HTML more powerful and adding on features that other web tools offer.Romello Goodman '16
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
- Bank of America
- Big-O Tires
- Cresendo Interactive
- Guitar Center
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
- Northrop Grumman
- Yardi Systems
- 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
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.