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Corban University

Computer Science

“Imagine all the realms of possibility that are available in the field of computer science. What would you like to do? What would you like to see change? You have the ability to change your world.”
–Lakecia Gunter, Vice President and General Manager, Global IOT and Strategic Engagement, Microsoft

Businesses and organizations need people who can understand, manage, and even create systems—whether that’s a network security system or the software behind a user-friendly app. In Corban’s computer science program, you’ll learn how to use computer systems to make people’s lives better: maximizing profit, identifying target audiences, protecting valuable information, or making processes happen quicker and more efficiently.

Each class you take will challenge you to think critically and creatively, while pursuing excellence that glorifies God and honors others as you learn to serve people through technology.

Computer science is open to new, incoming freshmen starting at Corban in Fall 2020 and later. If you are a transfer student, please talk with your admissions counselor before applying. 

Is computer science the right degree for you?

Yes, if:

  • You’re curious, and you tend to keep digging rather than “accepting things as they are.”
  • You enjoy communicating complex ideas in ways others can understand.
  • You tend to think logically and observe patterns and symbols in the world around you.
  • You are detail-oriented and can easily spot when things are out of place.
  • You tend to pick up new information quickly.
  • You enjoy working with computers and technology.

Career Options

People who are skilled in creating, maintaining, and protecting computer systems such as databases, applications, and more are in high demand in businesses and organizations. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs for software developers to increase by 21% between 2018 and 2028, with jobs for computer and information systems managers projected to increase by 11%, and jobs for information security analysts projected to increase by 32%! This is just a snapshot of the way businesses are increasingly relying on data systems—and those who know how to use them.

With your bachelor’s in computer science, you’ll find dozens of career opportunities such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Mobile Application Designer or Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • User Interface Designer
  • Web Developer

What You’ll Learn

Some of the courses you’ll take include:

  • Database Systems
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistics
  • Topics in Discrete Mathematics

Corban’s emphasis on Christian discipleship means you will also take Bible courses to help you integrate your faith with your career:

  • Survey of Biblical Literature
  • Bible Study Methods
  • Intro to Theology

Meet the Faculty in Corban’s Computer Science Program

  • Dr. Deborah Thomas – Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Megan Boes – Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Evan Hedlund – Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Eric Straw – Professor of Business & Business Analytics