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Computer Science (BA/BS)

Part of the department of Mathematics and Computer Science

More than a numbers game, computer science is the art of making things to help others. It’s learning to communicate in a language that’s not your own—like Python, Java, C, C++, C#, JavaScript or PROLOG. It’s using your logical and creative bent to solve real-world problems. You may apply your skills to improve the child sponsorship process for a mission agency, enhance cybersecurity for online retailers, or develop an app.

Why study computer science at Gordon?

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, the computer science major at Gordon will equip you to be a perpetual learner—always adapting and advancing. Because we view our ability to create elegant, innovative solutions as a reflection of God the creator, you’ll walk away with a firm grasp on the enduring principles that are foundational to computer science and the Christian faith. Within this close-knit department, you’ll benefit from collaboration with motivated peers and experienced faculty. Depending on your preferred career path and additional areas of study, you can choose to earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

What careers can I pursue with a computer science major?

A computer science degree can be used in nearly any industry. Whether you want to offer technical solutions for problems in business, healthcare, nonprofits, education, government or high-tech—or teach others the art of computer science—the possibilities are vast.

  • Software development
  • Graduate school
  • Information technology
  • Teaching
  • Technical support

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Go the extra mile!

As a computer science student, you’ll participate in an intensive yearlong software development project in which you’ll work with a faculty member to develop a real solution to a real problem. You’ll be part of a close-knit group that that gathers regularly for events and shared meals, and interacts with alumni in the field. Many students also choose to participate in other opportunities:

Global Opportunities

  • Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT) in Budapest, Hungary: Engage in a longstanding tradition of creative computing, in the company of globally-acclaimed scholars, designers and entrepreneurs.  The classes are in English, but there's an opportunity to learn and practice some Hungarian while living in and exploring an amazing city.
  • Scholar's Semester in Oxford: Study computer science in the famed Oxford University while participating in the Christian community of Wycliffe Hall.


Association for Computing Machinery
International Conference on Computing and Mission


For more information, contact:

Russ Tuck
Professor of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

P 978 867 3754

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