Computer Science

Computer Science professor and students

Major Overview

Judson University’s Computer Science major will provide students with a deep understanding of theoretical and practical technological sciences that prepare them to have an impact in the industry from their very first day of employment.

Students within our program acquire both the technical skills and problem-solving strategies to provide real solutions to real-world problems. 

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Why Study Computer Science at Judson?

well-rounded Experience

Taught from a Christian perspective, students learn how to apply their knowledge through software development and the integration of the industry’s standard tools and practices.

Courses take you through a progression of learning that begins with the fundamentals needed for success in the world of computer science, and concludes with training in the application of that knowledge through real-world scenarios to create new, innovative solutions.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Sound fundamentals of computer science, including the application of data structures, efficient algorithms and software design patterns
  • Training in multiple programming languages continually updated to include the most relevant 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 telephone systems
  • Application of theories in writing software
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Computer Science Department

Learn more about the other programs offered in the Computer Science Department.

Advance Your Expertise

Students in our Computer Science Department all begin with the same core major, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Many students find the time to add a minor or concentration to their studies, most commonly from our Business and Science & Mathematics departments.

Judson also offers a Doctor of Education in Computer Science for those interested in post-graduate studies.

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Chair and Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

Dr. Jerry Schnepp
Computer Science Department Chair, Associate Professor

Get Real World Experience

Within their last year, students are required to complete a practical internship to develop their professional skills and practice applying knowledge in the field of Computer Science.

Judson has many relationships with area businesses and nonprofit organizations in the city of Elgin, Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs to help students find the opportunity that is right for them.


What Can You Do with a Computer Science Degree?

Judson graduates from the Computer Science program have gone on to work as:

  • Software engineers
  • Web developers
  • Software test engineers
  • Database administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Front & Back-End developers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Big data engineers