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The major in computer science (CS) is designed to prepare students for successful employment in the computing industry in a wide range of careers such as programmers/analysts, lead programmers, software developers, and systems project leaders for applications in business, industry, or government, or for graduate school in computer science.

Course work in this major centers on the development of algorithms, which are the formal procedures for problem solving. Solutions are implemented linguistically in software and mechanically in hardware by developing a student’s problem-solving ability through the algorithmic approach of organizing, synthesizing, and analyzing information.

It is available as a B.S. or minor. Students majoring in Computer Science may not major/minor in Information Systems.

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Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan Catalog (link below). The Milligan academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

3-Year Degree Option

The three-year Bachelor’s degree option accelerates the traditional undergraduate process and is perfect for highly-motivated students. With an academically rigorous schedule, students save time and reach the workforce or graduate school earlier while still gaining the skills and experience their career paths demand. You also can still engage fully in campus life — be an athlete, lead a club, complete an internship (or two), conduct research with a professor, and be in on all the Milligan traditions.

Graduating in three years requires full-time enrollment for three consecutive fall and spring semesters as well as two summer terms, as outlined in the chart below. You’ll complete a total of 128 credits, including core curriculum, major, and optional minor or elective courses. Dual enrollment or AP credits may reduce your load or the need for some summer sessions.

FallSpringSummer
Year 117.5 hrs17 hrs11 hrs
Year 217.5 hrs18 hrs11 hrs
Year 318 hrs18 hrs

Scholarships

Early Acceptance Program: MSIS

The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) provides Milligan undergraduate students with a unique financial and academic opportunity to apply and commit early to the MSIS in order to receive lower tuition rates and secure their spot early in the program. Learn more »

Faculty

The Don and Clarinda Jeanes Chair of Servant Leadership; Associate Dean of the William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology; Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Administration

Dale Giblin
Instructor of Computer Science

Professor of Economics

Namyoun Choi
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Kristal Dove
Associate Professor of Business Administration; Area Chair of Business

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

Bill Greer Headshot
President; J. Henry Kegley Chair of Business and Economics; Professor of Business and Economics

Shannon Hogan
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Bob Mahan
Professor of Accounting

Vicki Sitter
Professor Emerita of Business Administration

Brad Ward
Associate Professor of Business Administration; Director of the MBA Program

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