The general computer science concentration prepares students for expertise in computing, offering extensive training in algorithms, calculus, linear algebra, and topics such as artificial intelligence and computer graphics.
The information systems prepares students to apply computer science knowledge in business contexts, offering training in such areas as accounting, organizational behavior, database management and microeconomics.
Technology is transforming our world — including how we do business, how we communicate and what we do for entertainment. In this quickly changing landscape, opportunities abound for people with advanced technological skills. Through Biola’s computer science major, you’ll develop knowledge and hone your ability to innovate, program, solve problems and succeed across a range of careers.
In addition to its strong curriculum and biblical integration, Biola’s computer science program offers several key advantages:
The computer science major offers expert training in computation and information processing strategies. By providing both a traditional computer science track and an information system track that emphasizes bridging computers and business management, you will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills. Course topics and highlights include:
The computer science degree will provide you exceptional general preparation for careers in the high demand science, business and computer communities. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
Biola's computer science graduates have gone on to use their computer expertise in major international companies, Hollywood and missions to impact the world for Jesus. Professional highlights include:
The small class size gives us the adequate attention we need as we continue to seek further knowledge as students. The professors here are able to guide us and show us how God can use our career choice to further His kingdom.”