Computer Science

Computer science explores the theory, design, and implementation of software and computational systems. Using mathematical concepts and programming languages, we model and solve problems with logic and creativity.

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Get Daring with Data

Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:

  • Software development (web, mobile, & desktop applications)
  • Computer security & information assurance
  • Robotics & artificial intelligence
  • Information technology
  • Game development

Specialized tracks allow students to study computer science as it relates to different career objectives:

  • The Systems Track prepares students for careers in developing software applications for broad consumer use.
  • The IT Track prepares students for careers in supporting business operations which include systems administration, system architect, systems integrationists, and support programming.
  • The Math Track prepares students for careers involving low-level and high-performance optimization and algorithm design. This track is also suitable for those interested in pursuing graduate degrees in computer science.
  • We are the only computer science program in Iowa to offer a required course in computer security.

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Capture the Flag

BVU's Own Cyber Contest Plus More

  •  BVU is home to the first recurring attack-and-defend Capture the Flag computer security contest designed specifically for primarily undergraduate institutions. We’ll take on any school, testing their skills too!
  •  During the 2015-16 academic year, BVU hosted its first mobile app “Hackathon” with the winning team taking home a $1,000 prize.
  •  Computer science students are eligible to apply for BVU school of science Stine Endowment funding projects, events, and trips.
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State of the Art

The Estelle Siebens Science Center

  •  BVU students study and learn here, which houses an electronics lab, a parallel computing lab, and a common study and lounge space for computer science students known as the “bit pit.”
  •  Just past the beautiful glass entrance is a variety of high-performance servers available for students to access and administrate for course and capstone projects large and small.

INTERNSHIPS

  •  The Walt Disney Company
  •  Digital holographic image reconstruction and processing, CUNY College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY
  •  U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.

CAREERS

  •  Olympic Committee, Software developer
  •  Hi-Rez Studios, Associate gameplay programmer
  •  Federal Bureau of Investigation, Specialist
  •  Stine Seed, Software developer

GRADUATE SCHOOL

  •  University of Utah
  •  Vanderbilt University
  •  Iowa State University
Major in Computer Science
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Minor in Computer Science (22 Credit Hours)
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Faculty

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Dr. Nathan Backman
Associate Professor of Computer Science
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Dr. Anton Bezuglov
Associate Professor of Data Science and Analytics
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Dr. Jason Shepherd
Associate Professor of Computer Science
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