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COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Computer Science

There’s no better place for a believer to study Computer Science than at The Master’s University. The Computer Science emphasis is designed to give students a practical introduction to the science of computers. It focuses on the technical side of computing, presenting basic theoretical material while maintaining a practical focus. Students also complete 21 units of Bible classes.

Meet John S. Eickemeyer, Chairperson, Computer & Information Sciences

Department of Computer & Information Sciences

From phone apps and video games to InDesign and Spotify, technology and programming is a dominant force in every country, business and stage of life. There is no area it does not touch. The Master’s University offers a quality education developing the individual for each avenue of computer science and IT work. With an average class size of 10 students and invested teachers — who are currently working within their direct field — the students learn the skills needed for today’s rapidly changing technological advancements.

The goal of The Master’s University Department of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS) is to prepare students to excel in an increasingly complex technical world while living lives that glorify God. CIS majors study computers both in theory and in practice, covering topics relating to software, hardware, networks, databases, the web, and more. They also learn about the impact that computers are having on the world, and ways they can be used to honor Christ and Scripture.

A CIS degree helps to prepare students for a variety of careers, including software engineer, web developer, network administrator, systems analyst, data scientist, and security specialist. Graduates may also pursue advanced degrees. CIS graduates are highly sought after by employers, and projected employment positions in the field have a faster than average growth rate.

Salary Outlook (BLS 2017)

The median annual wage for software developers, applications was $101,790 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $59,870, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $160,100.

The median annual wage for software developers, systems software was $107,600 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $65,670, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $164,150.

In May 2017, the median annual wages for software developers, applications in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Software publishers $112,230

  • Manufacturing 109,070

  • Finance and insurance 105,170

  • Management of companies and enterprises 100,430

  • Computer systems design and related services 98,450

In May 2017, the median annual wages for software developers, systems software in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Manufacturing $115,420

  • Engineering services 113,500

  • Finance and insurance 109,260

  • Software publishers 108,610

  • Computer systems design and related services 106,180

GO Beyond! Options to include into CIS Programs:

Potential Careers

Core Courses

Biblical Studies (21 units)
CIS Core Courses (26 units)
CS311 Computer Org. & Architecture
CS332 Programming Languages & Sys.
CS402 Computer Algorithms
CS492 Computer Science Senior Seminar
MA121 Calculus I and II
MA253 Discrete Mathematics
Upper Division CIS Elective (x2)
General Education (37 units)

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