Computer Science

Computer Science
Type of Degree: Major, Minor

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.


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.

Work with Google

Heidelberg is one of only five colleges and universities selected nationally to collaborate with Google to offer three courses in their Applied Computing Series. Learn more about the course series in data science and machine learning and how it will impact your career options. 

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Heidelberg computer science majors have found employment in a variety of fields have 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. 


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

Brian Melton ‘12

Brian 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.


Below is a sampling of courses offered in computer science. For more information, see the major requirements.

  • 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 or 419-448-2330.

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