Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Information Technology/Computers
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Program
Four year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Arts (BA)
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Mary prepares students for this rapidly changing industry of information technology (IT). This Computer Science degree program prepares students for careers in software engineering, system administration and management, computer and network security and research and development.
The Computer Science degree also strongly emphasizes the booming field of Cyber Security, allowing students to hone an important skill set in preparation for their career.
Computer Science Degree Program Highlights
Our Computer Science degree program provides students with the skills necessary to succeed as virtuous professionals, both in their professional career and for their lives.
In North Dakota, students have plentiful opportunities to get real-life experience in internships. Due to the high demand in our area, these internships are often paid.
Specifically, graduating students from the computer science program will be able to:
- Design a system to meet the information technology needs of a business that functions within the legal, ethical, environmental, health and safety standards of successful businesses
- Understand the ethical and professional responsibility of computer science majors
- Implement security standards in all phases of computer science
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of programming languages such as C++ and Java
- Communicate technological needs to businesses and assist them
Career Outlook for Computer Science Majors
The available jobs for a graduate with a Computer Science bachelor’s degree are varied, so students are able to find the best fit for them. Moreover, in almost every possible position, the employment outlook is very promising.
Information Security Analyst
According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
The federal government is expected to greatly increase its use of information security analysts to protect the nation’s critical information technology (IT) systems. In addition, as the healthcare industry expands its use of electronic medical records, ensuring patients’ privacy and protecting personal data are becoming more important. More information security analysts are likely to be needed to create the safeguards that will satisfy patients’ concerns.
Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy. Database administrators will be needed to organize and present data in a way that makes it easy for analysts and other stakeholders to understand.
The median annual wage for database administrators was $90,070 in May 2018.