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 with this degree would likely find employment as support specialists in the area of computer networking and/or computer security.

Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of computer support specialist is projects to grow 12 percent from 2014-2024, faster than the average for all occupations.  More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for computer support specialists was $51,470 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?


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.


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

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++


CSIS 225Discrete Structures 23
CSIS 245Introduction to Local Area Network Technology 4
CSIS 255Issues and Practices in Information Security3
 Sub-Total Credits26

Faculty Profiles

Daryl Thomas, PhD

Computer Science
Professor and Department Chair

Miguel Espinosa, MBA

Computer Science
Assistant Professor