Degree Description

Offered as a major and minor, or double major with mathematics

Related Academic Programs
mathematics, cyber security, forensic accounting

Computer Science Major

Have you always had a knack for the latest technology? From theory (logical reasoning and abstract thought) to practice (creating your own mobile web app), our small classes and one-on-one time with faculty will challenge you as a student and prepare you for a rewarding career after college.

Outside of Computer Science Classes

Outside of Class

You won’t believe how much there is to do outside of class! Participate in our Smalltalk colloquium series, where recent topics have included Recursion, Fractals, and Koch’s Snowflake and Autonomous Humanoid Robots; lecture series (curious about Jacobian Conjecture or Dijkstra’s Elegant Note?); clubs—MAA (Mathematical Association of America), the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and the AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics)—whose activities have included candy-counting contests, a pie-in-your-face contest for Pi Day, and video game competitions; math and computer science conferences; internships in networking and cyber security in the school’s IT department; Pi Mu Epsilon honor society; Mount Math Madness Problem of the Week; COMAP (math modeling) Competition; and mentoring.

Resources for getting a computer science job

Career Crossing

The Career Center offers opportunities for science majors to explore a future in their chosen fields, including STEM resume workshops (STEM Resumania), career assessment and testing, career fairs, and on-campus recruiting. A STEM specialized career fair each year allows students to interview for jobs and internships with top companies.
Students have gone on to intern at Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin, and pursued immediate post-graduate opportunities with Operation Teach and Teach for America, and NSA.

Mount graduates with computer science degrees

After You Graduate

Find a career working with a title such as:
  • software architect
  • director of information technology
  • software development manager
  • computer programmer
  • network administrator
  • teacher/professor
Go to work for one of these entities with a computer science degree:
  • government agencies (intelligence, defense)
  • government contractors
  • software companies
  • financial companies