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Computer Science Program

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.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

NNU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will prepare students for today's technology-driven workforce. After graduation, you will be ready for careers in programming, database design, networking, web development, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics research and more. Learn More →

Students pursuing a degree in Computer Science may choose to concentrate their area of study with a general computer science emphasis, a data science emphasis and cybersecurity emphasis. As cyber threats continue to increase so too does the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill those roles. Companies are in need of highly-educated individuals who can help protect their organization from the next big attack —and they are willing to pay generously for professionals who can do that. According to reports, Data Scientists can earn an average of $108,000 per year.

NNU is proud to offer the only data science major in the northwest outside of the big Pac12 research institutions in Washington and Oregon. Here, undergraduate students don’t have to wait until they pursue an advanced degree to participate in research; hands-on experience and cutting-edge research is being done by undergraduates every day in the development of interdisciplinary data science and artificial intelligence analytics in collaboration with NASA, NIH and the USDA.

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics or Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science also offers several Bachelor of Arts degrees.  These degrees are more general in nature and are often for students who may not require advanced studies. Bachelor of Arts degrees are available in computer science, mathematics, computer graphic design, and computer information systems. Learn More →

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Graphic Design

This program is for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree with some specialization in computer science and graphic design, but do not intend to enter graduate school in computer science. Selected job titles of graduates include: programmer, software engineer, network analyst, systems analyst, game programmer, system administrator, web developer, web designer. Learn More →

Recent Community Outreach Event

The NNU Computer Science department recently worked with the Engineering department to host the 2018 VEX Robotics competition for the state of Idaho

For more videos of the 2018 VEX Robotics competitions, click here.


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.