The bachelor’s degree in Computer Science prepares students to excel in the rapidly expanding fields of computer programming, design, and security. The Computer Science curriculum aligns with the national standards established by ABET, the accrediting organization for university computer science programs across the United States. All courses are taught by highly-qualified faculty members who work to provide each student with a positive, personalized learning experience. The curriculum is presented in a Christian context, which gives students opportunities to discuss topics such as professional ethics and how computer science can be used to find creative and compassionate solutions to the problems faced in our world.
I’ve been able to spend quality time with my professors, to find out how they solve problems, how they work. That has made it easy to move into my internship at Acer. I’m well prepared for the tasks they have assigned me because most have been problem-solving; it’s been fun because I’m used to doing it in my classes.
Why should I choose Computer Science?
Whether the setting is business, science, or social engagement, computer science professionals are in high demand for their ability to devise creative technological solutions.
What are some courses I will take?
- Telecommunications and Networks
- Data Mining
- Computer Organization & Architecture
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Algorithms and Data Structures
When Jessica Livingston completed her BS in Computer Science in 2017, she knew exactly where she would be headed next. “The internship hours required for my degree were a big help in preparing for my first job,” she recalls. “As a student, I was hired to be an intern at Integrity, a local software development company that specializes in electronic medical records for ophthalmologists and optometrists. When my degree was complete, they offered me a fulltime job as a software developer.” The internship provided the perfect finish to her UMHB experience. “I really enjoyed my time at UMHB,” she says. “All of the people there were so willing and ready to help with whatever I needed. I wouldn’t have wanted to go to any other school.”
What are some career options?
With a degree in computer science, you can follow many career paths:
- Computer security analyst
- Human-computer interface programmer
- Database program analyst
- Cryptography analyst
- Small device app developer
- Web-based programmer
Who is hiring UMHB students?
UMHB Computer Science students have found success in many different areas:
- National Security Agency
- General Motors
- McLane Advanced Technologies
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Computer Science students have continued their education at these schools:
- University of Texas at Austin
- Baylor University
- Texas A&M University
- University of Texas at Arlington
- University of Texas at Dallas
- University of Texas at San Antonio
Why study computer science at UMHB?
All students majoring in Computer Science are required to complete a minimum of 300 hours of practical experience while enrolled at UMHB, through full-time employment, part-time employment, internships, apprenticeships, international experiences, or co-op experiences. Professors work to match students to opportunities for paid internships, but students can also seek other positions on their own with approval by CSEP faculty. These internship experiences often serve as stepping stones to full-time employment in the students’ areas of interest after graduation.