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Computer Science
College of Arts & Sciences
COMPUTER SCIENCE is the scientific and practical study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for computer software design.
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about the program
As a computer science major at MNU, you’ll study analytic problem solving using computers as a tool. Computers are being used to explore untouchable worlds, cure diseases, and create new technology. By learning how to write algorithms, you will be equipped to unlock the power of computer programming.

It’s not uncommon for professors to spend significant one-on-one time with you outside the classroom—ensuring that you master the material. This supportive and collaborative environment gives you the ability to excel. Even better? Our computer science program is designed with a flexible and strategic format which will appeal to students who are pursuing particular career paths.

Diverse Opportunities

With our location in the Silicon Prairie, and our Alumni connections to local companies like DST, Cerner, Farmer’s Insurance and Garmin, you'll be strategically situated for valuable internship and job opportunities.

Computer science also has strong connections to other disciplines including business students, nursing students, or other students wanting to leverage the power of computational programming within their major while at MNU.


We know that the job market demands specialized skills. We offer three professional tracks which will give you more detailed experiences in the subfield of your choosing. These tracks include:

  • Software Development
  • Scientific Computing
  • Big Data/Data Science

Computer Science majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

Potential Careers
  • Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
Sample Schedule
Career Earnings

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average annual
career average
Software Engineer
Database Administrator
Systems Engineer
Network Administrator

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
I believe that exploring Creation through mathematical modeling gives us a better understanding of God, our Creator. God reveals His beauty and character in many ways, and mathematics is one of those ways.
Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics

success stories

As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.