Computer & Information Sciences Major


The computer & information sciences degree program is primarily designed for traditional students interested in the areas of technology and software development. We offer an emphasis on Cloud computing and life-long learning in this quickly growing field. If you want to be prepared to innovate, design and build computing systems at tech-driven companies, enroll in our program today!

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Computer & Information Sciences Major

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years

Courses will include:

  • Computer programming courses from beginning programing including object-oriented
  • Cloud computing beginning with IaaS, SaaS and PaaS and then exploring applications to machine learning and data science
  • Databases & networks
  • Software engineering, with an emphasis on the agile methodology
  • Independent learning
  • A capstone project to explore advanced concepts preparing you for a career in computing

Optional Cybersecurity Concentration

  • Students may opt in to courses with an emphasis on cybersecurity that include:
  • Computer and Systems Security
  • Principles of Cybersecurity
  • Principles of Cyber Defense
  • Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • Linux Operating Systems and Security
  • Management of Cybersecurity
  • Cybercrime, Law, and Ethics
  • Penetration Testing
  • Network Forensics
  • Incident Response and Contingency Planning

Prepare for an exciting future as a:

Prepare for an exciting future in:

  • Software development/engineering
  • Cloud computing
  • Cyber security
  • Information technology
  • Web development
  • All other areas of technology

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • Cloud computing skills at all levels
  • Programming/problem solving skills
  • Being a good digital citizen
  • Productive life-long independent learning skills in the technology domain
  • Professional skills that are in high demand by all employers in this arena
  • Articulate the relevance and impact of a Christian worldview in addressing current issues in computer technology

 Students take part in internships in places such as:

  • AM General
  • Crowe LLP
  • Everence Financial
  • Bennington Pontoon Boats
  • St. Clair County Regional Education Services Agency
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Computer & Information Sciences Major Highlights

A degree in computer and information sciences is designed to train students to be prepared for a career in the technology industry while also providing the flexibility in their degree to pursue a second major or minor to study the intersection of computing with a second field. It will also prepare students to be ready for graduate study in many areas of computing. The degree is designed to help all students pursue their work and calling in support of God’s kingdom.

Also Consider These Areas of Study

Computing pairs well with every other major. It can improve the skills in that of another discipline and/or teach students how to apply computing in a specific area. Some pairings could be:

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