Southwestern Adventist University’s Computer Science program is directed at students who want a real-world education in software development in the context of Christian values of service. The program teaches problem-solving skills, develops professionalism and ethics, teaches multidisciplinary cooperation, teaches teamwork and best practices.


Graduates from our program have found employment as programmers, web developers, database managers, network managers, system administrators, and help-desk managers. Others have gone on to open their own businesses. Several have continued their education in graduate school. Some have applied their knowledge in fields outside of computer science. For example, two have become teachers. Another has gone on to medical school. 

Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. They also report that: “Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.”

Earnings
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for software developers was $100,690 per year in 2015. They also reported that the median income for information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects was $90,120 per year in 2015. 


Curriculum Guide. To view general education requirements for this major please visit the catalog.

 

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Why Should I Study Computer Science at SouthwesternAU?

Careers

Southwestern Computer Science graduates have found employment as programmers, web developers, database managers, network managers, system administrators, and help-desk managers. Others have gone on to open their own businesses. Several have gone on to graduate school. Some have applied their computer science knowledge to other fields. One has gone on to medical school.

Professions

  • Information Technology Architect
  • Network Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Security Engineer
  • Storage Engineer
  • Software Quality Engineer
  • Desktop Support Engineer
  • Information Technology Coordinator

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Employment of software developers expected to grow 2010 to 2020.

Required Courses  
Item #TitleCredits
CSIS 110Principles of Computer Programing 13
CSIS 111Principles of Computer Programing 23
CSIS 125Discrete Structures 13
CSIS 201Informatino Literacy for CS Majors1
CSIS 211Data Structures and Algortihms3
CSIS 215Object-Oriented Programing in C++

3

CSIS 225Discrete Structures 23
CSIS 245Introduction to Local Area Network Technology 4
CSIS 255Issues and Practices in Information Security3
CSIS 315Application Development for Event-Driven GUI Applications3
CSIS 360Operating Systems3
CSIS 375Introduction to Robotic Systems4
CSIS 405Formal Languages and Automata3
CSIS 450Principles of Database Design3
CSIS 490Software Engineering3
CSIS 495Special Topics Seminar1-3
 CSIS Electives Upper Division6
 Sub-Total Credits54

 

Required Cognates  
Item #TitleCredits
COMM 115Discussion Techniques3
MATH 141Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
 Sub-Total Credits6

 

Faculty Profiles

Daryl Thomas, PhD

Computer Science
Professor and Department Chair
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Miguel Espinosa, MBA

Computer Science
Assistant Professor
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