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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Major, Minor, Includes Accelerated Master's Option
The computer science and information technology department has resources usually not found in smaller schools, combined with a dedicated faculty running small classes through the entire program.

Expectations & Requirements


Students should expect small, intimate classes, run by full-time faculty throughout. Students should expect access to everything from laptops to large computational clusters for hands-on study, experimentation and full-scale project work, as they study the theory and practice of various aspects of computer science and information technology.

Minor Requirements

The minor in computer science focuses on a core of programming and software development combined with a small set of computer science electives selected by the student with a computer science adviser.

Sample Courses

  • Big Data
  • Introduction to Database
  • Digital Art and Science
  • Data Mining
  • Cooperation and Competition
  • Software Engineering


Top computer science and technology careers include:
  • Computer and information research scientist
  • Software applications developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer systems engineer
  • Network systems administrator
  • Database administrator
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Software systems developer
  • Database developer/manager/designer
  • App design and development