This page describes Loyola's undergraduate degrees in Computer Science. Master's programs are described in our Graduate pages.
A Loyola student may major in computer science (CS), earning either a B.S. or a B.A. The Department also offers in minor in computer science and a certificate in programming. In every case, the student completes a liberal arts "core" in addition to study in computer science, science, and mathematics. All students complete an introductory sequence that emphasizes the design and implementation of software systems in a high-level language. Introductory hardware concepts are introduced in the required Computer Engineering I course.
The CS Major
The B.S. degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/.
The B.A. degree allows more flexibility in choosing courses and combines more easily with a second major or minor in a non-science related area.
The CS Minor
Students minoring in computer science complete six computer science courses. The minor can easily be combined with a major in the mathematical or natural sciences or business.
CS minor requirements
Five-Year B.S./M.S. Program
A five-year B.S./M.S. program is available for students in Computer Science. Contact the Computer Science Department to discuss this option. A five-year program is also available for Physics students, resulting in a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Computer Science. Contact the Physics or Computer Science Departments. Finally, contact your department or the Computer Science Department to explore five-year programs in your field combined with Computer Science.
A certificate in programming is awarded to any student who completes the first three courses (CS201, CS202, and CS301) in the introductory sequence.
Interdisciplinary majors that include computer science are also possible. Students interested in such a program should consult the Chairs of the departments of both disciplines.
Interdisciplinary major requirements
Students may choose upper-division electives from the Loyola M.S. program. Such students may elect to complete a masters' degree through an additional fifth year of study.
M.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Software Engineering