Computer Science

Department of Mathematical, Information and Computer Sciences

Are you logical, creative, good at math, and adept at problem-solving? If so, computer science may be the right major for you.

Computer science is problem-solving using computers. Computer science majors learn how computers work, from the underlying electronics to the use of high level application programs. You may just find yourself developing computer programs, games, or even robots.


The Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences offers both a major and a minor in computer science. Faculty members work closely with students to help them achieve their goals. Our accomplished faculty also conducts research with current students. Recent topics have included artificial intelligence, hardware simulations, internet applications, computational neuroscience, stereo vision using genetic algorithms, and constraint guided scheduling. These types of research opportunities provide experience with modern technology and current real-world applications.

Special Features

  • Research opportunities
  • Internships
  • Hand-on experience with hardware and software
  • Community service opportunities
  • Personal attention
  • Innovative learning environment

Career Opportunities

  • Computer engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Database administration
  • Systems analysis
  • Computer programming
  • Operations research analysis
  • Computer sales and service
  • Network administration
  • Teaching
  • Cryptography
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer aided design
  • Bioinformatics

Student Perspectives
“The best thing about being a Computer Science major is that we learn technical skills, competency, and how to think logically, which are integral to the job market of the future.”

“I get to do what I used to do as hobby.”

“At PLNU, we are taught in small classes by professors who know their field very well and care about the students’ understanding of the topics.”

“Where else but PLNU can you code a program outdoors and enjoy sunny skies with 70 degree temperatures…in late November?!”

“The Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences Department at PLNU provides great connections with people in industry and alumni to help with our future careers.”