Computer Science

Technology changes every day, so you need to be prepared for not only today’s technology, but also tomorrow’s. Join a program that provides a fundamental, yet broad-based skill set so you’ll be able to adapt quickly to changes throughout your career.

The computer science major focuses on modeling, designing, and constructing software in general along with the underlying theory of hardware operation and the logical foundations. If you are interested in "how it works," computer science may be a great fit.

Brian Melton '12Brian now works at Microsoft Corporation in Seattle as a Content Developer in the Patterns and Solutions group for Microsoft Office 365. Before that Brian worked at Information Control Corporation as a Java Web Applications and Mobile Development Consultant where he worked with a diverse team of software and business consultants to build quality commercial and enterprise software.

For me, Heidelberg was the springboard that everyone hopes their college will be for them. In four years I made the best friends of my life, traveled the world, and learned more than I ever imagined. You won't believe how much the faculty cares about your time here. The Computer Science Department comprises some of most intelligent and friendly people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I cannot give the faculty and curriculum enough praise for the opportunities they have afforded me.

Careers in Computer Science

Heidelberg computer science majors have found employment in a variety of fields have worked for companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft. The education you'll receive will prepare you for jobs such as mobile application developer, e-commerce developer, application engineer, quality assurance director, director of information technology, and IT specialist. 

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Advanced Computer Labs

You’ll have access to an advanced computing lab for your coursework, labs, and independent study. You’ll have access to modern hardware, software, and networking tools including specialized multimedia workstations, individualized virtual machines, geographic information systems, robotics equipment, and rack-mounted wireless network equipment.

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Proven Success

In the past three years, Heidelberg students had a 100% job placement rate into relevant computing careers within six months of graduation.

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Below is a sampling of courses offered in computer science. 

  • Symbolic Logic
  • Intro to Numerical Analysis
  • Computer Organization
  • Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Web Application Development

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission [at] or 419-448-2330.

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