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Computer Science

97%
Employment Rate
Within 9 months after graduation
14:1
RATIO
Of students to faculty
64%
COMPLETE INTERNSHIPS
Prior to graduation

Modular class structure

The foundation for success in high-demand careers.

As a computer science major at MMU, you’ll learn both the theory and practice of the profession, how to work in groups to complete large software projects, and appropriate ethical standards. Students are prepared to be professional computer programmers or enter graduate school in computer science.

Curriculum

Customize your area of focus.

With an average class size of 17, students work one-on-one with experienced faculty to set and achieve goals. You’ll pick an area of specialization by your sophomore year, preparing you to succeed in the career of your choice.

Based on career goals, computer science majors can focus their studies on:

  • Computational Science
  • Information Security
  • Web Development
  • Software Development
  • Embedded Systems
  • Software Engineering

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My time at Mount Mercy was invaluable. My transition into a full time software engineering position was made easy thanks to my education.

JACOB MARZEN '15
SOFTWARE ENGINEER, ROCKWELL COLLINS

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and generous scholarships.

We also encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and other kinds of financial assistance.

Learn more about:

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Create your application
  2. Apply under standard admissions criteria or go "test optional"
  3. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Mail to:

* Mount Mercy University Admissions
  1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
  Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

* If you are applying for an accelerated program, please mail to "Accelerated Programs"

For more detailed instructions on how to apply, see our Admissions page.

Careers in computer science

Support for your future.

The computer science major is perfect for students interested in careers in web and software development, information technology, and computer programming. Our program helps students focus on areas of specialization to support your post-graduation career goals.

Our alumni follow many paths, including:

  • Software systems development
  • Computer programming
  • Computer systems engineering
  • Database administration
  • Network administration
  • Software QA testing
  • Graduate school
  • Web and application development