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Discover our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Go beyond 1s and 0s.

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

What is computer science?

Computer science comprises the study of computers and computational systems, including algorithms, hardware and software design, and the way humans interact with technology.

Explore each of those topics as a computer science major at Mount Mercy and collaborate closely with professors who are experts in the field. Computer science is a rapidly changing profession and the Mount Mercy computer science program endeavors to teach, model, and demonstrate the most modern professional practices. 

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in computer science?

Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 22% from 2020 to 2030 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, well above the average for all occupations.

Our computer science major is perfect for you if you’re interested in careers in web and software development, information technology, and computer programming. We’re focused on your future, so our computer science degree program helps you focus on areas of specialization to support your post-graduation career goals.

Our computer science graduates 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

CRST Data Intelligence Lab

State-of-the-art equipment, student scholarships, and internship opportunities.

After a transformational gift from CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc., Mount Mercy announced the creation of the CRST Data Intelligence Lab in 2022.

Featuring a virtual reality area, robotics equipment, 3D printers, collaboration spaces and other new technology, our students will learn the theory and practice of the profession.

Beginning in fall 2023, CRST will also offer paid internships for Mount Mercy computer science and data science students, which will supplement renewable scholarships.  

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


Why a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Mount Mercy?

Customize your area of focus with your degree in computer science.

With an average class size of 17, you’ll work one-on-one with experienced faculty to set and achieve goals. As a computer science major, 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

What can you do in our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program?

As a computer science major, there are numerous ways to get involved:

  • Participate in STEM events
  • Conduct undergraduate research alongside faculty members
  • Join a student club
  • Pursue a computer science internship

What will you learn in our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program?

Take courses in everything from Systems Programming Concepts and Information Ethics to Web Programming and Data Structures.

Pursue your degree in computer science and put your knowledge to work:

  • Use programming languages to explain fundamental computer science concepts
  • Design and analyze algorithms
  • Understand the process of software engineering and writing specifications

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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.

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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.