As a Mount Mercy University computer science major, you'll pick an area of specialization in your first year, allowing you to prepare for your career the moment you set foot on campus.

With an average class size of 17, students work one-on-one with experienced faculty to set and achieve goals. Computer science students learn theory and best practices, how to work in groups to complete large software projects, and important ethical standards from faculty who are dedicated to a student’s path through learning.

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

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

Students reach career goals by taking classes focused on innovative topics, such as:

  • Robotics
  • Cryptography

Practice your craft. Special projects are key to learning in Mount Mercy’s computer science department. Using the department’s Rocks Cluster, students are encouraged to learn to develop in a parallel programming environment, obtaining the skills to code for supercomputers in research or government settings. Students also actively develop CER, a web-based application providing a front end to a SQL Server that aids Mount Mercy’s nursing faculty with evaluations of their students.

Computer science majors also have opportunities to participate in research projects, STEM initiatives and enhance their experiences through the Computer Science Club. A rapidly changing profession, Mount Mercy’s computer science program endeavors to teach, model and demonstrate the most up-to-date professional standards.

What can I do with a computer science degree?

The computer science major is perfect for students interested in careers in web and software development, information technology, and computer programming. Graduates from Mount Mercy University’s computer science program 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

Our alumni say Mount Mercy is a top school for computer science because of the experience gained while still in school:

“My time at Mount Mercy was invaluable. The courses taught me skills that I use in the workforce on a daily basis, and the teachers truly cared about making sure I was prepared. My transition into a full time software engineering position was made easy thanks to my education.”

Jacob Marzen '15 (Software Engineer, Rockwell Collins)

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