Computer Science

The world is code. Today, everything from your car to your phone to your toaster runs on computer software. And it all needs computer science professionals to design and program the software that keeps this high-tech world running. As a result, the demand for computer science professionals is projected to far outpace most other jobs. Carroll offers a computer science education that puts an emphasis on mastering the technical skills of problem-solving with the latest software development practices while honing the critical thinking abilities you’ll need to excel and keep pace in this quick-changing landscape.

“I hope to land a job in software development, database management or possibly even a DevOps position.”

— Paul Taylor '21

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About the Computer Science Major

Carroll University’s computer science major prepares you for a career that Money Magazine calls the best job in America. At Carroll, you’ll have access to the latest software tools and digital technologies, commonly-used database management systems, industry standard programming language platforms, as well as campus-wide Wi-Fi networks. There is equipment exclusively available for use by computer science and information technology majors.

Students majoring in computer science are required to complete an internship. Through the internship course, students acquire experiences in resume writing, job interviews, and software development in the real world. Internships are typically paid. It is not unusual that students continue on to become employees at the companies where they interned.

You’ll learn problem-solving skills that can be applied to solving a variety of real-world problems, whether they be business-oriented, scientific, web-based or recreational. You’ll learn to use multiple programming paradigms, enterprise resources, different software development frameworks, sound software design techniques and software engineering practices. Students majoring in computer science are encouraged to add a minor or pursue a second major in mathematics or in a science field to strengthen their career potential.

Scholarships Available

Carroll University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation which provides scholarships up to $5,000 for students majoring in computer science and other select majors as part of the Pro-STEM Initiative. These scholarships are awarded in addition to other instutitional scholarships offered by the university.

Emphasis / Minor

While not required, computer science majors may choose to specialize their study through the following emphasis. In addition to the major, Carroll offers a minor in computer science that complements many areas of study.


We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Quad/Graphics
  • GE Medical Systems
  • Generac Power Systems
  • JDA Software
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Alegeus
  • Kohl's
  • FIS Global
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Acuity Insurance
  • Many software consulting firm


College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Chenglie Hu

Dr. Chenglie Hu

Professor of Computer Science and Program Director of Masters of Software Engineering
Michael Konemann

Michael Konemann

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Computational and Physical Sciences, and Masters in Software Engineering
Stephen Lange

Stephen Lange

Visiting Lecturer of Computational Science
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Margaret Polk

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Marie Schwerm

Marie Schwerm

Distinguished Lecturer in Computer Science


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