Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

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NNU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

It pays to be a geek. The number of jobs in technology related industries like math and computer science are predicted to grow 19% between now and 2020. There are already more job opportunities than skilled applicants to take them. This demand means that not only will program graduates land a job—they will likely land a great one. Whether you wish to go straight into the field or advance your education at graduate school, the NNU programs give you the skills you need.

“When I earned my Bachelor’s degree in computer science from NNU, I was accepted to a Master's program at the Naval Postgraduate School. When heading to graduate school, I was very nervous and self-conscious that I didn't have the background, knowledge, or skills to succeed. Fortunately, upon starting the Master's program, I realized that I had been prepared very well and was actually a step ahead of many of my peers.”

–2004 graduate Daniel DeCloss, Senior Security Consultant—Penetration Tester at Veracode, Inc.

Wondering why you should choose to study mathematics or computer science at NNU? A job placement rate of 100% and strong relationships with organizations throughout the Treasure Valley are just the beginning. See the full infographic→

Computer science at NNU

NNU’s programs in Math and CS prepare students to obtain advanced positions immediately after graduation in many cases because of the level of coursework required, the small classes and personal attention of the faculty. Consider NNU’s programs because of the reputation, quality and opportunities our students receive.


Our mathematics degree students are given a solid mathematical foundation and time to consider another minor area of study. Our focus is the education of undergraduate students in a Christ-centered environment, and there is abundant opportunity for interaction between students and faculty. Students leave the program prepared to enter a variety of careers or to go on to graduate school.

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Computer Science

Expertise in the computer science field is needed in a world bursting with technological advances. Courses in the computer science degree program at Northwest Nazarene University explore areas including software development, networking, graphics and the various applications of modern computing, giving you the competitive edge. NNU’s computer labs enable students to master everything from networks to bioinformatics applications.

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You can find complete information about all degrees and majors, including course requirements and descriptions, in NNU's Academic Catalog.

Almost 100% of NNU’s computer science majors graduate in four years, not only saving the cost of a 5th year of college required by most computer science majors at other universities—but also earning a lucrative beginning salary.