Computer Science

As you ponder all the career fields open to a St. Mike's computer science major (software engineer? artificial intelligence? web development?), think also about two famous quotes shared by our professors: 

  • "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."-Edsger Dijkstra
  • "Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind."-Donald Knuth

Our program will help you become proficient developing basic software after three initial required courses, but you’ll also be broadly educated in liberal arts and take focused core courses in the major. Once secure in computer theory and practice, you might work alongside the college’s IT staff pros, present your work at conferences, use our Linux lab or intern at IBM. Small personalized classes, department picnics, contests and guest-lectures help build a tight community of friendly, hard-working students who tackle great special projects together. Our graduates have a strong track record of landing desirable jobs upon graduation.