Computer Science Department

Computer Science professor and students

Program Faculty

Computer science professor and students
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Patrick Stephen
Professor Stephen was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to the Chicagoland area to play football at Northern Illinois University. Since leaving college, Professor Stephen has amassed over 18 years of industry experience, mostly as a Principal Software Engineer. In the process, he has designed and built software products for Fortune 100 Companies across the globe.

Department Highlights

See what makes the Judson University Computer Science Department unique.


Within your last year, you will have a practical internship to develop your profession skills and practice applying your knowledge in the field of Computer Science. Judson has relationships with area businesses and non-profits in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs to help students find internships.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates from our Computer Science program will be prepared to begin professional careers as a full-stack software engineer, web developer, software test engineer, database administrator, system engineer, front-end developer, back-end developer, DevOps engineer, and big data engineer.

Learning Objectives

  • Sound fundamentals of Computer Science, including the application of data structures, efficient algorithms and software design patterns
  • Multiple programming languages including some of the most popular languages on the market today
  • Hands-on familiarity with popular open-source tools and technologies
  • In-depth understanding of the communication protocols that power the Internet and modern telephony systems
  • Extensive experience solving real problems
  • How to apply theory through writing software
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Get Real World Experience
Students are required to complete a practical computer science internship within their last year. Judson has many relationships with area businesses and nonprofits in the city of Elgin and the Chicagoland to help students find the right opportunity for them.

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