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.

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Computer Science (B.S.)

The primary mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare students for professional work in the field of computer science, within a Christian context. We believe that each of our students has a calling in life and that each is uniquely equipped with native talents to fulfill that calling. Our goal is to help our students to develop their talents to the full in order that they might be successful in meeting the challenges ahead of them.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in computer science, either in industry or in academia. 

See curriculum guide.

Computer Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science in Computer Science is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in computer science, or as a stepping-stone to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. 

See curriculum guide.

Your Future


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

Employment of software developers expected to grow 2010 to 2020.

Faculty Profiles

Daryl Thomas, PhD

Computer Science
Professor and Department Chair

Miguel Espinosa, MBA

Computer Science
Assistant Professor

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