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Computer Science

Offered: On campus and online

Consider a computer science profession
Computer science graduates work with people to develop innovative ways to harness the power of computing. You will maintain computer and network security, debug computer programs, create websites, design software, protect sensitive information, and analyze data.

Is computer science right for you?
Individuals who work in computer science fields must have good analytical and communication skills, work well with coworkers and customers, and be creative and detail-oriented. Computer science graduates are likely to work on both team and individual projects.


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Be inspired . . . earn our computer science degree

The best way for you to get experience in your field is to complete an internship. The internship experience will provide you with valuable real-world experience and may lead to employment. Internships may be full-time, part-time, or project-oriented.
Employment outlook
Employment opportunities for computer science graduates are expected to grow faster than average for most occupations in the next decade. Rapid job growth is predicted through 2022 in software development, information security, and other areas.
Learn with us
In addition to 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
Job opportunities
Computer science graduates can 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

Experienced faculty
Faculty in the Department of Math and Computer Science use their expertise to train computer scientists, mathematicians, and math teachers, while providing coursework to meet general education requirements.

Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.