Computer Science—BS

Modeling a Better Future

Do you have an aptitude for problem solving? Do you enjoy working with computers and numbers? Are you looking for a career in which you will make a lasting impact on technological development and innovation? The bachelor’s degree in computer science may be for you.

Austin Keene

"I have a passion for tech, creativity, and finding solutions. I love the mental challenge that programming at MTU presents and the ability to work on various projects with my peers to conceive new ideas and bring them to fruition."

Austin Keene, Computer Science/Game Development

Theory, Design, and Experimentation

Computer science study encompasses theory, experimentation, and engineering design. Computer scientists employ their skills to model and analyze problems, designing and verifying computing solutions.

These professionals work toward mastering computer software and computational processes for a variety of applications and users—an endeavor that requires creativity, precision, and sound reasoning.

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Enterprise Program

The Enterprise Program at Michigan Tech finds students of any major working in teams on real projects, with real clients, in an environment that's more like a business than a classroom. With coaching and guidance from faculty mentors, Michigan Tech's Enterprise teams invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. The teams gain rich experiences in engineering design, team building, project management, and end-to-end original product development. 

Computer Science Department Enterprise Teams

Husky Game Development

Michigan Tech’s interactive entertainment Enterprise, Husky Game Development develops games for business, education, and fun.

Humane Interface Design Enterprise

The Human Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) designs, develops, and evaluates interfaces to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage.

IT Oxygen Enterprise

IT Oxygen provides Information Technology help for both student organizations and businesses. Composed of students from numerous majors, the members of IT Oxygen work on real projects for real companies that foster skills in development, problem solving, and business. The IT Oxygen Enterprise is advised by Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member Nagesh Hatti.

Daniel Masker

"The quality of support for learning is excellent, and the layout of program requirements - especially in the Introductory courses - is very thorough compared to every other college I’ve looked at."

Daniel Masker, Computer Science

Career Outlook

Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent through 2030, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020.

Specialty areas within computer science include computer architecture, software systems, graphics, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, software engineering, and human-computer interaction.

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