Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Cardinal Stritch University offers programs in Mathematics and Computer Science that are designed to reflect the most current


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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Cardinal Stritch University offers programs in Mathematics and Computer Science that are designed to reflect the most current developments within the disciplines and to prepare students for a wide variety of careers. In most of our courses, students are expected to make use of computers, calculators, and other modern technologies to explore and experiment with important ideas and to develop a deep understanding of underlying concepts and problem-solving strategies. Teamwork, particularly in larger problem-solving experiences, is required in most of our courses. Students are encouraged to participate in internship opportunities and pre-professional activities.

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Program Format

The Computer Science major gives students knowledge and skills necessary for the 21st century technology-centered workplace. Hands-on experience with appropriate technologies is integral to the computer science program. In many of the computer science courses, students work in teams to solve larger problems. In this way, they develop skills for working on project teams, providing valuable experience for careers. Computer Science majors are strongly advised to get job-related experience through computer projects and internships that take place in the world beyond the classroom. Because concepts in computer science are deeply rooted in mathematics, Computer Science majors are advised to complete their calculus requirement early in their program. The major provides the flexibility to allow students to pursue one or more concentrations as they explore the various sub-disciplines within computer science.

Teacher certification in computer science is available at the Early Adolescence/Adolescence (grades 6–12) level.

A minor in computer science complements a variety of majors, and prepares students to work in a computer-centered work environment. Students majoring in mathematics or business are particularly encouraged to complete a Computer Science minor.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains  credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish  articulation agreements.

Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.