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Computer science program at Mount St. Mary's University

Computer Science

Computer science

From software developers creating the next app that improves our communities to network administrators who keep our organizations running smoothly, those working in computer science are shaping the world in important and meaningful ways.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The computer science program is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the major.

Earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Mount will help you gain the foundational skills and knowledge to pursue one of the growing number of careers of tomorrow.

Over the course of the major, you’ll learn multiple languages, including Python, Java and JavaScript. You’ll learn to solve problems with code, working on projects both large and small, individually and in teams. You'll build web and mobile applications, and learn how the internet and operating systems work, along with how to design databases. Courses will also cover the principles of software design, important algorithms and much more.

Finally, you’ll create a senior project on a topic of your choice, conducting research to determine your approach along with building out its scope and detailed design.

With a computer science degree from the Mount, you’ll have the education and experience necessary to pursue a career as a software developer, a network administrator or a systems analyst.

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Michael Mugno Mount St. Mary's Class of 2013

I couldn’t have developed two mobile applications in one semester without the one-on-one direction and support I received from the faculty.

Michael Mugno, C'13 Computer programmer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Where computer science majors go.

Mount graduates with a degree in computer science have been hired by companies such as:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Raytheon
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Lockheed Martin
No. 1 Top college for employment in Maryland

About the minor.

The Mount’s computer science minor will provide you with coding and technical skills that will give you a leg up when applying for jobs and is a great complement to many majors. Pair the minor with a business major and become a business systems analyst, a psychology degree to pursue a career as a mental health researcher, or an accounting major and create better software solutions for tax professionals.

Double major in computer science and mathematics

A double major in mathematics and computer science will give you the best of both majors. You will become a strong programmer and a creative problem solver. A double major opens up career possibilities like software developer, financial analyst, data scientist and much more.

Double major in computer science and cybersecurity

A double major in computer science and cybersecurity provides extra flexibility, allowing you to go directly into a job in software development, security or both. You will gain fundamental knowledge in programming, networking, operating systems and security, as well as become a strong problem solver.