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Computer Science

What if you could build applications that would streamline an industry’s productivity? Or create responsive databases that improve a company’s sales? And what if you could do this while working from anywhere in the world? With a computer science degree, you can take the first steps toward a career in the growing field of computer technology.

The rapidly-growing field of computer science has a great need for curious, logical minds with a bent toward innovative problem-solving and a love for technology. At Cornerstone University, you’ll learn the essentials, including software development, networking essentials and data analytics. And you’ll learn from experienced professors who teach from a Christ-centered worldview.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division

Format

  • Residential

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Change the Way
the Web Works

Computer science is quickly becoming a valuable skill for employers around the globe. As computer technology becomes an integral part of our daily lives, skilled professionals who know how to troubleshoot problems and create quality digital systems are needed across all industries.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the computer industry are expected to grow 16% by 2028. In a recent national tech analysis, CompTIA ranked Michigan third in the nation for tech job growth. An added benefit of computer industry positions is that many of them can be performed from anywhere. You could be a web programmer for a corporation in Tokyo, a database manager for a nonprofit in Nashville or a business analyst for a company in Munich—all without leaving home.

Alongside Cornerstone’s curriculum, you’ll be immersed in math, engineering and computer science courses, surrounded by students who are as passionate about technology as you are.
As you grow in your studies, you will learn to solve problems and optimize scenarios while becoming a better steward of God’s creation. You’ll ask questions and discover answers as you explore the physical and virtual world through analytics, systems and machines. And you’ll learn to apply knowledge about God’s orderly creation, providing technical support for the work of others across various industries.

Careers

Employers are constantly on the lookout for computer science professionals who can help them with their online and offline needs. Computer science professionals are needed in a vast array of industries, including health care, construction, hospitality and more.

Opportunities

  • Software developer
  • Database manager
  • Network security
  • Web designer
  • Business analyst

Internships

Put your computer science skills to the test before you even graduate from college. 100% of Cornerstone students take an internship for credit with one of our numerous community partners. Take a look at the list below of some of the places our students have interned in the past.

Opportunities

  • Padnos
  • Mission India
  • Clark Retirement Community
  • IT Hands
  • St Thomas the Apostle Church
  • Our Daily Bread
  • OST

Course List

The courses you’ll take as part of the computer science major will help you build a firm foundation in your understanding of computer technology. Here are the courses you can expect to take.

Computer Science Major Courses

  • CSC-131 Computer Science I
  • CSC-132 Computer Science II
  • CSC-133 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CSC-216 Database Theory
  • CSC-231 Data Structures & Algorithms
  • CSC-325 Web Development with Database
  • CSC-326 Mobile Application Development
  • CSC-332 Systems Analysis & Design
  • CSC-333 Computer Organization & Architecture
  • CSC-353 Client/Server Networking
  • CSC-380 Internship
  • CSC-452 Capstone: Software Development Operations

Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics Division Courses Required for Major

  • EGR-220 Measurement & Data Analysis
  • EGR-226 Introduction to Digital Systems
  • EGR-336 Project Management
  • MAT-131 Calculus I
  • MAT-132 Calculus II
  • MAT-243 Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT-251 Probability and Statistics

Computer Science Minor

  • CSC-131 Computer Science I
  • CSC-132 Computer Science II
  • CSC-133 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CSC-216 Database Theory
  • CSC-231 Data Structures & Algorithms
  • CSC-325 Web Development with Database
  • MAT-243 Discrete Mathematics

Electives (3 credit hours required)

  • CSC-353 Client/Server Networking
  • CSC-326 Mobile Application Development
  • CSC-332 Systems Analysis and Design
  • CSC-333 Computer Organization & Architecture

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Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our computer science program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

I love how personable and engaging the professors are at Cornerstone. Not only do they want you to pass their class, but they are also very supportive and encouraging when searching for internships or jobs.

Zachariah Nyp (’19)

Faculty

Faculty for the computer science program have years of experience and are committed to teaching you from a Christian perspective. With small class sizes, you can expect to connect one-on-one with your professors frequently if you have questions.

Related Programs

Cornerstone offers a number of programs related to computer science, math and engineering, all of which are vital for businesses across the world.

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Hours

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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