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College of Science and Health
Computer Science

Unleash Your Digital Potential: Major in Computer Science!

Do you dream of building the next game-changing app? Analyzing data to solve real-world problems? Or crafting beautiful and functional websites?

A Computer Science degree at our university is your launchpad to a thrilling career in these fields and more!

Our program equips you with a rock-solid foundation in computer science. You’ll master the core principles, but that’s not all! We understand the power lies in applying this knowledge.

Here’s how we’ll empower you:

  • 14 core courses: Build a comprehensive understanding of computer science.
  • Flexible Electives: Tailor your studies to your passion! Dive deep into software engineering, data analytics, web development, or choose a focus that bridges computer science with your love for math, science, or business.
  • Unparalleled Choice: We stand out with three specialized concentrations:
    • Computer Systems and Algorithms: Master the brains behind the machines.
    • Data Analytics: Uncover hidden insights from mountains of data.
    • E-commerce Technology: Craft the future of online commerce.

**Don’t just study code, shape the digital world! Major in Computer Science and unlock your potential for a fulfilling and rewarding career.
Contact us today to learn more!

Why Study Computer Science at BenU?

At Benedictine University, our Computer Science program goes beyond just teaching you code. We focus on developing well-rounded professionals who can not only understand the complexities of computer science but also apply their knowledge effectively.

Our program equips you with the essential programming skills (Java), analytical abilities (unit testing, algorithms), and communication prowess to succeed in the field. You’ll not only graduate with both technical expertise and practical experience (version control) for a well-rounded career, but also with the critical thinking, analytical abilities, and communication skills that employers seek.

Dive Deep at Benedictine’s Tech Hub:

The Computer Research Laboratory: Your dedicated workspace for collaboration and innovation. Our comfortable lab fosters a community spirit as you tackle software projects and research alongside peers.

Master the Latest Tools: Develop solutions using industry-standard languages like Java and Python. We also provide access to Microsoft Visual Studio, a powerful suite encompassing Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual Basic.

Gain Real-World Experience:

  • On Campus: Participate in projects, research, and lab assistant roles to gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • Off Campus: Take your skills to the next level through internships and part-time jobs with local companies like Navistar and Argonne National Laboratory.

Benedictine University equips you with the technical knowledge and practical experience to excel in your computer science career.

Your Future Awaits: Diverse Career Paths in Computer Science

A degree in Computer Science from Benedictine University opens doors to a vast and exciting world of career opportunities. Your expertise in computer technology and its applications will be highly sought-after across various sectors – government, business, industry, and even education.

Imagine yourself:

  • Developing cutting-edge applications as a software developer.
  • Building complex systems as a software engineer.
  • Ensuring smooth network operations as a network administrator.
  • Managing vast amounts of data as a database manager.
  • Providing expert guidance as a computer consultant.

These are just a few of the many rewarding paths you can take with your computer science degree. Benedictine University equips you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in any of these dynamic fields.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Computer Science program:

  • Computer Programming
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object-Oriented Design and Programming
  • Database Management Systems
  • Mobile Commerce

Computer Science courses (CMSC)

Lisle Undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa Undergraduate course descriptions 

Computer Science, BS – Lisle | Mesa

Computer Science Minor – Lisle | Mesa


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Campus Locations

Lisle Campus
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6000

Mesa Campus
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(602) 888-5500

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