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Faculty with Real-World Experience
Your professors will make sure you’re prepared to enter the ever-changing fields of computer and data science.
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What You’ll Learn
The computer science major teaches you about the changing world of computing. You’ll learn about theory and practice so you can successfully join computer professionals already working in the field.
Computer Science Major
Through a set of four core courses, you’ll learn concepts common to all areas computer science. You’ll choose from computer science electives on theory, systems, and applications. You’re also encouraged to take supporting courses from other academic areas.
Computer Science Minor
As a computer science minor, you’ll take fundamentals of web programming, data modeling and querying, introduction to computer science, algorithms and data structures, object programming with Java, and internet programming.
Both computer science majors and minors are required to take an online proficiency module that demonstrates your ability in using certain software development tools. The module introduces you to these tools and includes a test to demonstrate proficiency.
Whether you choose a computer science major or minor, you’ll develop a strong grasp of analyzing practical and ethical dilemmas, thinking critically, and working with teams.
Careers and Outcomes
Luther computer science alumni go on to successful careers in high-profile companies. Many computer science graduates also work toward advanced degrees within the discipline or in another field they want to pursue.
- Best Buy
- Federated Insurance
- Lockheed Martin
- Mayo Clinic
- Computer and information systems programming
- Computer/information systems sales
- Technical sales
Data science is the study of how we extract meaning from data, and in a data-driven world, it’s an exciting time to seek a degree in this field. Data science is unique in that it combines techniques and theories from many fields including mathematics, computer science, probability and statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, communication studies, art, and ethics.