Computer Science

To produce graduates competent in computer science, particularly in the areas of problem solving and software development, and to see this discipline in the backdrop of a Christian worldview.

What will I study?

The Computer Science major trains students to have an in-depth understanding of computation and information processing strategies, and also prepares students for graduate work and/or careers at a wide range of companies.

Admissions Requirements

The Math Department suggests an SAT Math score of at least 500 (or the ACT equivalent) to pursue this major.

Interesting classes I might take

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages

What can I do with a degree in Computer Science?

  • Computer Programmer
  • Research Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

Computer Science Department Website

Why choose Computer Science at Biola?

Both the business and scientific communities require a work force that is computer literate. Various segments of these communities require workers who go beyond literacy and have an in-depth understanding of computation and data processing strategies. Biola's Department of Computer Science addresses these latter needs by providing both a traditional computer science track and an information systems track that focuses on the bridge between computers and business management. These two emphases provide a well-rounded major for students interested in becoming experts in computing and prepare them for either graduate work or careers at a wide range of companies.

"I thoroughly enjoy the Computer Science program here at Biola. The small class size gives us the adequate attention we need as we continue to seek further knowledge as students. The professors here are able to guide us and show us how God can use our career choice to further His kingdom."

- Cyrus Dela Cruz

What are BU Computer Science graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Computer Science major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

University of California Davis, University of Southern California, University of California Irvine.

Back to Academics

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