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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.

To enable high-achieving and motivated students to earn both a bachelor degree and a graduate degree in Computer Science in five years, we offer a combined Computer Science, BS/MS Accelerated Program. Students in the accelerated program can start to take graduate courses in the senior year and finish both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science in five years.

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

  • Full-Stack Web Development
  • Data Mining
  • Smartphone Application Development
  • 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