Computer Science

Computer Science

Yeah, we can teach you how to code like crazy, but you’re smart enough to know it’s about more than that. Problem solving, designing for present and future users, and teamwork are all just as important as learning code. With a computer science degree from Michigan Technological University, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running right after graduation. We offer a smart mix of classroom work and hands-on practice—and some crazy extracurricular activities. You’ll be prepared for whichever path you choose, and employers will be impressed.

If you know that you want to work with computers but aren’t sure yet about a future career, no worries. The computer science program allows you to take two years to determine if you want Computer Science or Software Engineering as your major—and you’ll stay on track to graduate in four years.

The computer science degree offers five concentrations, so you can study the things that interest you most. Choose from:

  • Computer Science—gives you the most flexibility, allowing you to learn about multiple areas of the field
  • Software Engineering—prepares you to develop large-scale software systems for the 21st century
  • Computer Systems—provides you with a strong basis in computing environments, from operating systems and networking to administration and security
  • Applications—allows you to work with your advisor to create your own area of application, incorporating computer science and another area (like business, health care, or the humanities)
  • Computer Science Education—combines broad computer science with education courses, letting you work towards a certificate to teach grades 7–12

Take courses like:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Mining
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Networks

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Creating video games from idea to end-product for class credit in the Husky Games Enterprise
  • Finding the secret logic hidden in massive amounts of information in Data Mining
  • Pushing the limits of new technologies by joining an Oculus Rift Hack Night

Get a job like:

  • Chief technology officer
  • Developer
  • Implementation consultant
  • Web programmer
  • Software engineer

Work for companies like:

  • Amazon
  • Atlassian
  • GE Aviation
  • IBM
  • Movimento