Are you fascinated by the intricacies and abilities of software? Do you enjoy the challenge of identifying and solving technological problems? Would you like a future building the software tools that help others change the world? If so, you should consider a major in computer science with an emphasis in software engineering.
PLNU computer science majors learn how computers work, from the underlying hardware to the use of high-level application programs. In addition, they learn how to design software to perform tasks and provide services. Computer scientists are often the creative force behind computer games, robots, and interactive graphics. With an emphasis in software engineering, you will receive more extensive exposure to the quality assurance and project management competencies so often requested by software engineering companies.
PLNU offers a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with an emphasis in software engineering. The B.S. offers a more robust academic experience, providing you with the foundation you need to excel in any number of careers that need experts in computer science or in graduate school.
The Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences (MICS) is committed to working with you to help you discover who you are called to be. As a computer science major at PLNU, you will be immersed in a curriculum that not only allows you to gain the broad knowledge of your discipline, but also aims to help you develop the characteristics necessary to be an effective member of the communities where you work and live. As a graduate, you will be prepared to serve our complex world through your technical and professional abilities. All of this and more will be available to you in a collaborative and supportive environment of students and faculty alike.