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Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future using the following documents:

Computer Science BA Major Guide

Computer Science BS Major Guide

Computer Information Science Major Guide

The Computer Science major at St. Edward’s provides you with a strong foundation and technical knowledge. But it doesn’t stop there: You’ll apply what you learn in the classroom to projects and internships. You’ll be challenged to create solutions to multi-faceted problems using existing technologies and technological tinkering.

Our faculty members bring years of academic and industry experience and will guide you to creating and presenting professional-level work. You’ll graduate prepared to work across industries.

Earn Two Degrees in Five Years

Complete your BA in Computer Science and Master’s Degree with our pathways to receive two degrees in five years down below.

Explore the BA in Computer Science and Master's Degree (MSBA) pathway.

Explore the BA in Computer Science and Master's Degree (MSDGMA) pathway.

Explore the BA in Computer Science and Master's Degree (MBA) pathway.

Success Coaches and Academic Advisors guide students through undergraduate and graduate courses to maximize benefits.

What Do Our Graduates Do?

Computer Science majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample.

  • Become software engineers for companies like CDK Global, Khoros, Dun & Bradstreet and Duo Security
  • Worked as a product development specialist at Facebook
  • Been site reliability engineers for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Worked as software developers for companies like IBM and Dell
  • Gone onto graduate school at top-ranked programs, such as UT–Austin, Baylor University, Rice University, Purdue University, Vanderbilt University, Georgia Tech University and Manchester University

What Can You Do with a Computer Science Major?

Sophie Gairo ’17 shares how she used her Computer Science degree to land a job at Silicon Valley–based cloud computing as a software engineer. 

The Classroom and Beyond

As a Computer Science major, you’ll be part of a program known for strong job placement, especially within Austin’s vibrant tech scene. Get an edge by participating in research, internships and student organizations that build your skills.

Experiential Education

In Software Engineering, you’ll work on a large-scale team project — from specification and design, to implementation, to testing, evolution, maintenance and management. You’ll learn how to use industry-standard tools and communicate effectively with clients.

In Undergraduate Research and Development, you’ll research a computing problem; investigate a possible solution to the problem; and design, evolve, and articulate a solution.

Student Organizations

The Computer Science Club helps students build their skills through events like Capture the Flag, a cybersecurity-focused programming competition.

The St. Edward’s Maker Club attracts tinkerers and programmers who have worked on projects involving 3-D printing, soldering, programming LED strips, and creating art through programming.