Computer Science Bachelor's Degree

Do you want to contribute to technological development and innovation? Do you enjoy working with computers and numbers? Are you creative, good at problem solving, and determined to succeed? The Bachelor's in Computer Science is for you.


Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs Program Criteria.

What will I study?

In the MTU Computer Science BS program, you'll study computing theory, experimentation, and engineering design, and you'll discover and learn about computer software and computational processes for a variety of applications and users. You'll model and analyze problems, and design and verify computing solutions.

The specialty areas within computer science are many, including computer architecture, software systems, graphics, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, software engineering, and human-computer interaction. Your career will never get stale.

Choose Your Concentration


Finding the best computing solutions often requires both computer science expertise and knowledge of a particular application area. The Application concentration delves into an area you choose, like engineering or health care.

Computer Science

This option broadly covers all areas of computer science. You'll gain the computer knowledge you need for to start your career in computing, science, or engineering. If you're planning on graduate school, this is your best option.

Computer Systems

In the Computer Systems concentration you'll design, develop, and maintain computing systems. Computing environments like operating systems, networks, administration, and security are emphasized.

Game Development

Your game industry career starts here. Learn the newest techniques and technologies to build engaging video games. You'll have lots of opportunities for hands-on learning. And you'll build teamwork experience, learn 3D graphics programming, and master the foundational skills you'll need start building a new generation of interactive games.

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Tomorrow Needs Computer Science. Tomorrow Needs You

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer and information technology roles is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2022 and 2032. The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects about 377,500 openings each year in these occupations.

Salaries for Careers with a Computer Science Degree
Career Mean Entry-Level Salary (Payscale) Mean Annual Wage (BLS) Top 10 Percent (BLS)
Computer Hardware Engineer $76,707 $147,770 $212,770
Computer and Information Systems Manager $65,570 $180,720 $239,200
Computer Programmer $64,048 $107,750 $167,230
Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary   $106,380 $175,150
Computer Systems Analyst $60,865 $110,800 $165,700
Database Administrator $60,788 $104,810 $157,710
Database Architect $85,612 $137,030 $195,000
Data Scientist $86,906 $119,040 $184,090
Information Security Analyst $63,458 $124,740 $182,370
Network and Computer Systems Administrator $56,451 $100,580 $148,710
Software Developer $68,041 $138,110 $208,620
Web Developer $52,224 $95,570 $157,280
Web and Digital Interface Designer $57,344 $108,820 $176,490

Figures from, accessed May 2024.

Figures from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated May 2023.

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The Career Opportunities Are Virtually Endless

Recent Michigan Tech Computer Science graduates work in all kinds of great positions, including the following job roles.

  • Computer Consultant
  • Computer Graphics Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Knowledge Engineer
  • Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teachers

Computer Science Grads Land Jobs at Major Employers

Google. Intel. Ford. Michigan Tech Computer Science graduates land jobs at cutting-edge, Fortune 500 companies.

  • Adobe Systems
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • Battle Creek Public Schools
  • Capital One
  • Fannie Mae
  • Ford Motor
  • GE Aviation
  • Google
  • IBM Corporation
  • Intel
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Texas Instruments
  • US Department of Defense

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying computer science at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Enterprise, Only at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech Enterprises are student-run business teams providing end-to-end original product development through real-world experiences in engineering design, team building, and project management. Enterprise teams work under the direction of a faculty advisor. Students from across campus participate in Enterprise program teams. 

  • Students in the Husky Game Development Enterprise design and develop games for business, education, and fun. Earn credit, gain experience, and build your resume, all while creating quality software that will attract and satisfy industry sponsors. Who says you can’t work and play?
  • Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) students design, develop, and evaluate human-centered computer interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. 
  • IT Oxygen Enterprise students—from numerous majors—provide Information Technology help to both student organizations and businesses, working on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem-solving, and business.


"The best thing about Tech is they really teach you how to learn... I would definitely say the courses prepare you for jobs after school. "Maddie Leclair, computer science/game development

Computing[MTU] — The future needs you.

Try to imagine a world without computers everywhere. Computing, connectivity, and artificial intelligence have become critically ingrained in nearly every aspect of modern life. This is the world that needs the College of Computing.

Founded in 2019, the College of Computing is one of the first colleges in the nation—and the only college in Michigan—to focus solely on computing.  Digital transformation has morphed every discipline into a computing discipline, and industries like manufacturing, criminal justice, marketing, and health care are all being reinvented by digital technologies. The College of Computing is making sure that today's and tomorrow's employers have the computing talent they need to thrive in this brave new world.

Supercharge your future.

Meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech world.

Undergraduate Majors—Computer Science

Not sure which major is the right fit? Explore Michigan Tech majors and minors.
Or, start with our General Computing program and give yourself time to decide.

MTU's College of Computing gives its students the ability to navigate our changing world.

Joshua Farr, Computer Science BS major
Joshua Farr
BS in Computer Science major