The computer science major prepares students to be professional computer programmers or to enter graduate school in computer science.

Students will learn theory and practice, how to work in groups to complete large software projects, and appropriate ethical standards. Computer science is a rapidly changing profession, and the Mount Mercy computer science program endeavors to teach, model and demonstrate the most modern professional practice.

At Mount Mercy, a computer science major creates their own program-of-study by picking an area of specialization. Based on career goals, computer science majors can focus on informational security, web programming, software development and more. Students may also help reach careers goals by taking innovative topics classes: Embedded Systems, Robotics, and Cryptography.

Computer science majors have an opportunity to participate in research projects, STEM initiatives, and enhance their experiences through Computer Science Club. The computer science major is also available in an accelerated format for working professionals.

Nearly 100 percent of graduates in computer science find excellent employment across Cedar Rapids, eastern Iowa and beyond.