Skip to content
1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350
       or 1-701-858-3350
Computer science graduates work with people to develop innovative ways to harness the power of computing. They maintain computer and network security, debug computer programs, create websites, design software, protect sensitive information, and analyze information.
Enrollment Services

Computer Science

Degree offered at Minot State

Internships are not required, but provide students with great real-world experience and occasionally lead to employment. Internships may be full time, part time or project oriented.

Work environment
Computer science graduates work in:

Right for you?
Those who work in computer science fields must have good analytical and communication skills; work well with co-workers and customers; and be creative and detail oriented. Computer science graduates are likely to work in environments where long hours are the norm.

Employment outlook
Employment opportunities for computer science graduates are expected to grow faster than the average for most occupations in the next decade. Rapid job growth is predicted through 2020 in areas such as software development and robotics.

Robotics lab
The Mathematics & Computer Science Department's robotics lab has been described as one of the coolest places on campus. In 2011 our robotics team won the robotics competition at the annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium.


Course Catalog

Department of Math and Computer Science
The Department of Math and Computer Science trains computer scientists, mathematicians and math teachers, and provides coursework to meet students' general education requirements.

To learn more, visit our Department of Math and Computer Science web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences provides fundamental liberal arts education for all Minot State University students, giving them the knowledge, skills and values to help them think critically and creatively.

Contact Information
Cheryl Nilsen, Ed. D Professor and Chair Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Phone: 701-858-3350 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3350