Computer Science

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • prepares students for careers in information technology and software engineering
  • these fields that are expected to account for nearly 60% of all new jobs between now and 2018.

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Computer Science at Marywood

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 between now 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.

More About This Degree

Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.1
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computability theory

Office Hours

Summer I (5-16-16 to 6-29-16) and Summer II (7-5-16 to 8-17-16)  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or by appointment

Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Office Hours

Summer I (5-16-16 to 6-29-16) and Summer II (7-5-16 to 8-17-16) by appointment

Craig M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics


Office Hours

Summer I (5-16-16 to 6-29-16) or Summer II (7-5-16 to 8-17-16) by appointment

Wen Cheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Information Security

Machine Learning; Data Mining; Statistic Modeling; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Pattern Recognition; Imaging Processing and Analysis; Big Data

Office Hours

Fall 2016:  To be announced

This is just a sample of our Mathematics and Computer Science faculty - see them all!

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.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Computer Science

Computer Science majors must take three program elective courses in Computer Science and/or Information Security, and one program elective course in Mathematics, all of which must be at or above the 300 level.

CS 142 Programming in C++ 3
CS 150 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 242 Computer Architecture 3
CS 245 Computer Data Structure 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 OS Principles 3
CS 352 Web Applications and Development 3
CS 490 Capstone Project 3
MATH 201 Calculus I  3
MATH 202 Calculus II 3
MATH 203 Calculus III 3
MATH 271 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 323 Number Theory 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 3