Major in Computer Science

Become a computer scientist • Learn to program • Impact the world

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Future-proof your career in an increasingly vital industry

In the computer science major, you will be prepared even for the jobs that don't yet exist in the fast-moving world of technology. At JBU our faculty and staff will guide you through the process of discovering your vocation and developing your skills to impact God's kingdom.

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Choose from the following emphasis options (click here for the list of courses)



Business Analytics

Chemistry Informatics

Christian Ministry

Computer Engineering

Creative Writing



Gaming/Web Development


Marketing Analytics








Learn how JBU's computer science program provides a well-rounded education

The Computer Science Academy is back!



CLICK HERE to register for the 2022 Spring Computer Science Academy

What to expect as a Computer Science student at JBU


Computer science & music? Yes. Computer science & gaming/web development? We've got that too. Design your degree to fit your interests.


Regional companies like Walmart, J.B. Hunt, Field Agent, Hobby Lobby and more are looking for qualified computer science graduates, and our JBU students are sought after for internships and careers.

Job Opportunities

Northwest Arkansas Council reports that there are over 400 unfilled software developer positions in the region with a median salary of $104,000.


The Balzer Technology Center has 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art labs and learning space.

Accelerated Master's in Cybersecurity

With JBU's 4+1 program, you can begin taking master's level classes as an undergraduate and finish both your bachelor's in computer science and master's in cybersecurity in five years. (You can even finish online once you get a full-time job.)

Access to Experts

Not only will JBU's excellent, caring faculty invest in your future, but you'll have access to classes taught by expert faculty from Christian schools across the U.S.

What employers are telling us...

"For qualities, I personally look for creativity and a demonstrated eagerness to solve hard problems. Solving easy problems doesn't move the needle. And if you aren't interested in hard problems when you're 20, you never will be."
-Matt Phillips, Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems, Inc.

Our hands-on educational philosophy makes real-world projects the basis of much of your education and gives you experience at solving complex problems.

"Learning to learn is really really important."
-Mark Guinn, Senior Software Developer at Redfin

JBU's liberal arts education creates graduates who can think and read critically and ultimately develop a lifelong love of learning.


"…most companies don’t really look for CS grads fresh out of college because they don’t know how to teach them what they need to know to be valuable contributors to technical teams and companies. They’re just raw technical talent. Because of that many prefer to have the rough edges taken off and the teamwork/collaboration stuff they need, to be taught by someone else."
-Kenton W. Bohn, Partner at Gentry Partnership

At JBU you're going to learn the importance of collaboration, teamwork and project management while you're learning the hard skills. Which means you'll set yourself apart from other candidates.

What could you do with a Computer Science degree?

Software Developer


Systems Analyst


Network Architect


Database Administrator


Web Developer


Information Security Analyst


Technical Writer


IT Specialist


Computer and Information Research Scientist


Prepare for a successful career and a life of purpose

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