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Computer Science

Ready to put your computer skills to use in a career serving others through future technologies? Computer science may be the best major for you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

Saint Martin’s computer science program prepares students with the education and training needed for careers in such high-demand fields as software development, web and mobile technologies, and security and database management. Set in the midst of a rich liberal arts curriculum, the program is designed to meet the needs of industry and future advances in technologies.

CS program highlights

  • Rigorous educational environment in which faculty members work closely with students
  • High quality computer facilities
  • Small classes, enabling students to receive individual attention from faculty members
  • Strong foundation of analytical and computation skills
  • Well-rounded liberal arts component broadening career options and opportunities for professional advancement
  • Capstone project relevant to industry's current needs

Hear it from a Saint

"Saint Martin's allowed me to engage with professionals and students with similar interests in a setting that felt both personal and productive. It also offered opportunities to participate in extended activities, such as the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, to further my skills and build relationships with industry connections that I would not have been able to engage with on my own."

Draevin Luke ‘18
Computer Science

Computer Science Requirements

 Details on courses, including university core requirements, can be found in the academic catalog

  • University core requirements
  • 15 credit hours of math courses
  • Six credit hours of science courses
  • 21 credit hours of foundation courses
  • 36 credit hours of upper division courses
  • 9 credit hours of upper division electives
  • 18 credit hours of minor requirements

Computer Science at a Glance

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Program Type
4+1 Accelerated
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering
What can I do with this major?
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4 + 1 dual degree

Qualified undergraduate students in Computer Science can earn their Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science in 5 years.

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Interested in transferring to Saint Martin’s?

Contact our transfer admissions counselors today: or Scholarships are available.

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Transformative outcomes

Career paths

  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Network and computer systems
  • Administrator
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
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Peter Truax

  • Network Administrator, ITS/MIS
  • Lecturer, Computer Science

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Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering

The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering seeks to provide our graduates with an education that will prepare them for successful careers in engineering practice and serve as preparation for advanced graduate studies, all while keeping with our Benedictine tradition as the guiding principle.

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