Our computer science program teaches you the key concepts that are relevant to what the current industry is expecting from computer science graduates. The growing industry allows our program to be ahead of the game with different databases that are free for students to access. You can expect to have a cutting edge understanding of these technologies and be ready to immediately contribute in the workforce and have competent conversations about the machine learning in regards to artificial intelligence.
Computer science is strategically necessary to the world today. The Industrial Revolution has made computer science an essential in everyday life. Students looking to pursue a career in computer science can take advantage of a growing field.
Computer science occupations are expected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029. This increase is significantly faster than the projected growth rate nationwide. Jobs such as computer and information research scientists are projected to grow even more quickly. A bachelor's degree in computer science can open many doors to careers in software development, database administration, and computer programming.
"Given the size of Stritch, I had countless opportunities to work closely with the faculty members at Stritch. This greatly improved my college experience because I was able to get the one-on-one attention that I needed to be successful in some of the more challenging computer science classes."
The principal areas of study within computer science are programming, artificial intelligence, computer software design and development, and the theory of computing. Graduates of this program could be employed as data scientists, software engineers, systems analysts, network architects or web or game developers. However, jobs in computer science are not limited to technology companies; every business uses computers and talent is needed at every stage of the business process.
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
Liberal Arts Core
The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.
LEADERSHIP: 4 credits
Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.)
FOUNDATIONAL LITERACIES/SKILLS: 12 credits
Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
Language & Culture (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.
CORE LITERACIES: 15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
Narratives of Identity (3 cr.)
Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)
Social Tensions (3 cr.)
The American Experience (3 cr.)
Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)
Giving students a culminating experience as well as practical work experience, the Professional Core is a graduation requirement for every Stritch student in a bachelor’s degree program. This bachelor’s degree program includes completion of the Professional Core consisting of three courses:
Our program focuses on getting students into field experiences as soon as possible to build their knowledge and resumes.
Internship sites may include:
Best Buy / Geek Squad
Cardinal Stritch University IT Department
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
FastTrak Softworks, Inc
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.