Computer Science (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts)
Do computers and technology fascinate you? If so, getting your Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in computer science from Creighton University is the perfect option for you.
In an increasingly high-tech world, graduates with knowledge and skills in computing and information technology are in high demand. Computing careers like software engineer, Web designer, game developer, systems analyst, database manager and network administrator can be challenging, dynamic, rewarding and highly lucrative.
Bachelor of Science
The BS degree is a traditional, comprehensive degree, with a focus on software engineering and problem-solving. It is aligned with national curricular standards and prepares graduates for careers in software development and IT, as well as graduate study. A variety of internship opportunities are available, as well as student research experiences for majors pursuing graduate studies.
Bachelor of Arts
The BA degree is ideal for students wishing to combine computer science with another major or area of study. It requires fewer courses than the BS degree with an emphasis on applied computing and greater flexibility in choosing electives. A variety of internship opportunities are available, as well as student research experiences for majors pursuing graduate studies.
Computer science majors enjoy one of the highest starting salaries among recent college graduates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for computer programmers is $110,140.
As a computer science major, you’ll be well prepared for a job in your field right after college. In addition, you’ll have strong writing and analytical skills that are essential for pursing a graduate degree in computer science, communication or other fields.
- You will study and learn to articulate the fundamental concepts of computer science, including the design and analysis of algorithms, the principles of software development and the organization of computer technology.
- You will develop a working knowledge of core technologies from the field, and will apply your computer science knowledge to mastering new technologies.
- You will design, implement, and analyze software systems for solving a variety of real-world problems—working both independently and in a team setting.
- You will apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills across disciplines, and will be an effective communicator of technical and scientific ideas.
- You will integrate a broad liberal arts perspective with computer science skills, and will be guided by this knowledge in the social, professional and ethical use of technology.
Most CS majors complete one or more (paid) internships, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups. Recent internships include IBM, GE Healthcare, Google, Hayneedle, Huddle, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade, Northrop Grumman, and Union Pacific.
Most CS majors conduct some undergraduate research, working with faculty on existing projects or designing their own research agenda via an Independent Research course. Current research programs in the department include artificial intelligence and machine learning, social network analytics, computing accessibility, and digital humanities.
CSDJ majors can apply for financial aid through the department’s generous scholarship program by filling out a simple application for all available scholarships early in the second semester.