Computer Science

DePaul's Computer Science program provides essential training in the foundations of computing, data storage and information processing.

As a Computer Science major, you will develop a keen understanding of modern computer systems. You will master your programming and software development skills. And you will learn about robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems and gaming, data mining and mobile systems.

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is located in downtown Chicago, in the heart of the technology and business districts, providing you many opportunities to work professionally with leading companies in information systems. Many CDM faculty members are working professionals, allowing you to learn first-hand from leaders in the industry.

The Computer Science program offers an online degree completion option where you can take your third and fourth year courses entirely online.


Sample Courses:

  • Data Structures in Java
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Multiplayer Game Development
  • Object-oriented Software Development
  • Technical Writing
  • User Interface Architecture and Development

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Game Systems
  • Software Development

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Applications development
  • Computer engineering
  • Consulting
  • Database administration
  • Programming
  • Software architecture
  • Software engineering


90 percent of 2016 Computer Science graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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