Southwestern’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.

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.

Sample Job Titles

  • 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.

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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