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Computer Science Degree


Degrees Available: Bachelor of Science

Master cutting-edge technologies and prepare to make an impact in a rapidly growing field.

From numbers, text and graphics to interactive animations, gaming strategies and proof systems, our computer science program will develop your capacity to use computing to answer questions and solve problems.  

In addition to programming and object-oriented design, you’ll explore the structure of computers, the languages that control them and the mathematics of key algorithms. You’ll also delve into specialized areas of research. 

Your senior capstone project will test your creativity and skill while providing you with hands-on experience as you develop your own project — like creating an iOS app for developing music listening skills, turning art into virtual reality spaces or designing a video game. 

Along the way, you’ll benefit from a highly collaborative environment. Whether you’re sharing your ideas in class or enjoying a department event like our Thursday Computer Science Tea, you’ll forge relationships with peers and professors who are committed to your success. 

By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared to pursue postgraduate study or enter the workforce, armed with the skill, creativity and experience to excel in a vast array of careers. 

Featured Students and Alumni

Zach Haroian, class of 2021
Computer Science

Zachary Haroian '21

  • Willamette’s first data science major
  • Participated in the annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges conference-Northwest
  • Enrolled in the new data science master’s program
Computer Science

Jun Zhang '05

  • Majored in economics and computer science
  • Involved in Associated Students of Willamette University
  • Became director of global sales and operations planning at Nike
Computer Science

Student (Cyber) Security League

  • Club teaches students everything from protecting information through the use of codes to simulating a cyberattack
  • Competes at the National Cyber League, a national competition that can take 72 hours to finish
  • Club experience helps set students up for lucrative careers
Willamette University

Computer Science

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