Comunter Science

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.

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

Students use a two-node cluster matrix in class and for research projects.

MMU’s 25+ student organizations, like Computer Science Club, encourage students to explore their individual interests.

Computer science is also available as a minor.

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. 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

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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