Mathematics & Computer Science: Computer Science Program

Program Contact:

DP Adhikari, Ph.D.
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 339

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2375

Administrative Assistant:

Marcie Gaughan
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 350
(570) 348-6265

Jack DeGroot

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Class of 2021

I am enrolled in the PhD Statistics Program at the University of New Hampshire and hold a Teaching Assistantship position. Attending Marywood University for my mathematics degree allowed for deeper understanding of both theoretical and applied mathematical concepts that will help me in my graduate school studies. With the leadership, support, and guidance of the mathematics department at Marywood University I feel very prepared in performing my own original research.

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B.S. in Computer Science

Our computer science program prepares students for careers in information technology and software engineering, fields that are expected to account for nearly 60% of all new jobs in science and engineering between 2008 and 2018. Students in our B.S. in Computer Science program will:

  • Develop proficiency in computer programming languages such as C++ and Java.
  • Understand the architecture of modern computers.
  • Be able to understand and implement common data structures used in computing.
  • Be able to develop and analyze algorithms for solving computing problems.
  • Develop proficiency in computer networking.
  • Understand the principles of computer operating systems.
  • Understand the principles of compilers.
  • Develop proficiency in at least one application area such as database management, web application, computer graphics, etc.


Students who graduate with a degree in computer science find success in careers in software architecture and development, database administration, web development, network and computer systems, and more.

5-Year Program

Students in our B.S. in Computer Science program may apply to our M.S. in Information Security program in their junior year in order to obtain a master's degree in five years.

Dual Degree Program

Students may also apply to our Business and Computer Science Dual Degree program.

Course Requirements

All Current Curriculum Guides

I. Mathematics Courses (17 credits)

MATH 155 or 220 Statistics 3
MATH 211 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
MATH 212 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 322 + L Linear Algebra + Lab 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 3

Computer Science Courses (33 credits)

CS 142 Programming in C++ 3
CS 150 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 242 Computer Architecture 3
CS 245 Computer Data Structures 3
CS 250 Database and Applications 3
CS 322 Computer Networks 3
CS 341 Analysis of Algorithms 3
CS 342 Principles of Compilers 3
CS 344 Operating System Principles 3
CS 352 Web Applications and Development 3
CS 490 Capstone Project 3

II. Cognate Requirement (4 credits)

Computer Science majors must take PHYS 303, and 303L. These courses satisfy Category III of the Liberal Arts Core Requirements.

PHYS 303 General Physics I 3
PHYS 303L General Physics I Lab 1

III. Program and General Electives

An additional 27 credits of electives are needed to obtain a total of 120 credits.  All Marywood undergraduate students must have a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Computer Science majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.