Computer Science Degree

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Program Description 

What is Computer Science?

Computer science is a growing field that studies computer systems and programs. With continuous advances in computing technology, skills in computer science are more essential than ever. From computer engineering to computer programming to troubleshooting or enhancing computer efficiency, there are many career opportunities in the computer science field.

The computer science major at Rockhurst University puts students at the forefront of their field with cutting edge computer science curriculum that provides a foundation of computing expertise. A computer science degree from Rockhurst prepares students to meet the needs of this fast-growing, in-demand industry.

Learning Outcomes 

Students pursuing a computer science degree at Rockhurst will gain expertise in the development of technology infrastructure such as:

  • Operating systems
  • Browsers
  • Applications
  • Software
  • Networking

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


Within the computer science curriculum, students get hands-on experience in classes like Computer Architecture and Organization, Data Structures, Assembler Language Programming, Software Engineering and Foundations of Data Networks.


The computer science field is expected to see significant growth in the next decade. Students with a computer science degree from Rockhurst can expect to earn jobs with titles that include:

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Database Administrator

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average annual wage for a computer systems analyst in 2017 was $88,270.

Computer Science Internships and Job Placement

The Rockhurst and UMKC campuses, located just a short walking distance from one another, are located in the business and cultural heart of Kansas City. This is an ideal location for computer science professionals, providing ample opportunities for internships and part-time jobs, often leading to job offers.

Kansas City is an engineering hub. Companies throughout the region are waiting for students with degrees in engineering and computing. Rockhurst and UMKC maintain close connections with the area’s top employers, giving you an edge among other candidates.