Student sits in LVC computer programming class.

Computer Science

LVC’s Computer Science program equips you with technical expertise and the flexibility you'll need to work on the cutting edge of software development and machine learning. The foundation you build here helps you adapt to new technologies, new platforms, and new ideas long after graduation.

As a computer science major, you’ll start with computer programming and mathematics. You’ll move on to learn software development skills at the upper level that allow you to tackle large and interesting projects, working independently and in teams. Along the way, you will be trained to become an independent learner, careful problem solver, and effective communicator. Our program is flexible, allowing you to double major if you’d like.

For all students who qualify, need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Learn More About the Program

Tailor your degree to fit your interests and career goals by choosing a major track. Computer Science is a traditional computer science curriculum that focuses on designing and developing software systems. Computer Science + Data Science provides two years of programming and mathematics, followed by a focus on data science, including machine learning and deep learning courses.

Students sit in LVC computer programming class.

Coding a Career

Do More with Your Degree

You’ll start writing code on day one while learning several programming languages. Through individual and team projects, you’ll gain the skills necessary to design and implement solutions.

Go Further in Your Career

All of our students complete a professional experience before graduating. Most do paid internships during the summer, gaining valuable industry experience and insight into potential careers.

Get Support from Professional Partners

Whether you’re looking to develop professionally or pivot in your career path, the Breen Center is here for you before and after graduation.

of LVC computer science grads had an industry job offer within one month of graduating
median pay for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers in 2022 (BLS)
projected job growth outlook 2022–32 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

The LVC computer science curriculum first ensures that students understand the foundational aspect of computer science—data. After that, students learn how to apply techniques and skills to solve problems.
Tyler Hoover ’24, Computer & Data Science and Mathematics major
My professors taught me how to learn independently, break down and understand technical readings, ask probing questions, and communicate clearly.
Allison Liu ’21, Actuarial Analyst, Capital Insurance Group, Calif.
new computer science jobs will be available by 2026
The Computer Science program at LVC prepares students to succeed in the workplace by developing soft skills alongside a focus on software development.
Dr. Stephanie Blanda ’09, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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