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School ofSciences

Computer Science (BS)

Computer technology plays a dominant role in today’s world, and computer science skills are in demand across most industries. At CBU you will develop an impressive set of technical and non-technical skills that will give you numerous opportunities in a wide range of highly specialized areas. Our Computer Science program combines computer-related courses from the schools of business, engineering, and sciences.

Program Options

You may select a concentration from one the following:

  • Business
  • Cybersecurity
  • Engineering

Each consists of a set of selected computer related courses.

Program Highlights

  • Broad range of study including courses in programming languages such as Python, Java, and C, data structures, object-oriented design, database, operating systems, and algorithms
  • Support courses in calculus, discrete math, physics, and electrical engineering
  • Internships
  • Dual degree opportunities in Computer Science and Mathematics or Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering  

What You’ll Study

The Computer Science major requires 122 credit hours. You’ll take CBU general education and liberal arts courses, School of Sciences Support Requirements, plus courses in:

  • Computers in Problem Solving
  • Data Structures
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming

The academic catalog lists all course requirements for this program.

Computer Science Minor

The School of Sciences offers a Computer Science minor that requires courses in math and computer science.


A degree in Computer Science can lead to the following careers:

  • Software developer
  • IT consultant
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Information systems manager
  • Database administrator
  • A multimedia programmer responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining multimedia computer products
  • Games developer


Computer Science faculty are experienced teachers who will provide a rewarding academic experience for you. The will be dedicated mentors to guide you during your time at CBU.

Clubs and Organizations

You will enjoy a variety of activities as a member of our student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America.

Is a Computer Science Major for You?

If you have interest in more than one or two of these skills and interests, a Computer Science major may be for you:

  • Programming
  • Problem solving
  • Creative thinking
  • Computer technology
  • Cyber security
  • Gaming
  • Data analysis

Contact Us

Professor Cathy W. Grilli, co-chair,, 901-321-3456

Dr. Pascal Bedrossian, co-chair,, or 901-321-3441

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student?
Schedule a visit, request more information, or apply online.