Saint Xavier University Students

Computer Science

Undergraduate Programs

Saint Xavier University offers a variety of undergraduate programs concentrated around computer science and computer studies. Each program is designed to serve as preparation in business and/or technical industries. Please review the Program Requirements and Course Descriptions for more detailed information.

The Department of Computer Science also offers a Five-Year Option where students can work towards a Master of Applied Computer Science degree while completing their Bachelor of Science degree.

Quick Snapshot

Campus Location
Chicago
Length of Program
4 years
Courses per Semester
Average of 5 courses
Total Number of Courses
41 & 39 courses


All computing courses are offered at Saint Xavier's Chicago campus and allow students to take advantage of the on-campus computer labs, which are furnished with the latest version of Windows and Apple software. In addition to the 25 general education courses, students must complete either 16 computer science courses or 14 computer studies courses. In either of the computing programs, students can complete their undergraduate studies in four years by enrolling in an average of five courses per semester.

Computer Science Major

The major in computer science is a classic generalist program enhanced by support courses in mathematics that works toward a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The emphasis of study in this program is on problem-solving and computer science theory. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry into graduate schools and for entry into a variety of positions in business and industry with a sound foundation for future advancement based on technical competence, liberal education and effective communication skills.

Computer Studies Major

The major in computer studies is an applications-oriented program that works toward a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The emphasis of study in this program is on mastering the computer as a productivity tool. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry into a variety of positions in business and industry with a sound foundation for future advancement based on technical competence, liberal education and effective communication skills.

Computer Science Minor

Students can also choose to take computer science as a minor. Students of this program will gain adequate knowledge of computer science and will be prepared for a variety positions, including business and the technical industry, after graduation.