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Computer science graduates work with people to develop innovative ways to harness the power of computing.

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Computer Science

Computer Science graduates maintain computer and network security, debug computer programs, create websites, design software, protect sensitive information, and analyze information.

Degree offered at Minot State

  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Science
  • Minor in Computer Science (non-teaching)
  • Minor in Computer Science (teaching)
  • Concentration in Computer Science
  • Certificate in Computer Programming

In addition to the General Education requirements, Computer Science offers options in:

  • Computer Security
  • Database Design/Administration
  • Software Development/Engineering
  • System Administration and Web Programming
  • Preparation for Graduate School
Courses Required

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, please go to course catalog.

All courses subject to change. Other coursework required.


Internships 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:

  • High-technology companies and startups
  • Finance, consulting and insurance
  • Information and communications
  • Healthcare, medical devices and pharmaceuticals
  • Marketing and sales
  • Entertainment and hospitality

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 on team and individual projects.

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 2022 in software development, information security, and other areas.

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 is committed to comprehensive, holistic and interdisciplinary education. By integrating excellent teaching with scholarly and creative activity, we prepare students with the knowledge, values and skills they need to succeed in a diverse world.

Contact Information
Scott Kast
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Phone: 701-858-3081 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3081