Undergraduate, Degree Completion, Certificate, and Graduate Programs
Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Computer Science programs build skills and careers. Rather than teaching students what to think, we teach them how to think through hands-on projects with real-world solutions. Our graduates are prepared to achieve, innovate, and lead in the ever-changing world of computer science and technology.
Loyola offers degrees for the traditional undergraduate student and the adult learner:
- BA in Information Technology (part-time option)
- BS in Bioinformatics
- BS in Communication Networks and Security
- BS in Computer Science
- BS in Information Technology
- BS in Mathematics and Computer Science
- BS in Physics and Computer Science
- BS in Software Engineering
- MS in Information Technology
- MS in Software Engineering
- MS in Computer Science
- Certificate in Computer Science
- Graduates trained in systematic methodology, with a focus on real-world problem solving
- Distinguished and accessible faculty, all of whom bring their real world experiences into the classroom
- Access to excellent laboratory facilities, including Windows and Linux development labs and a wireless interaction area
- Flexible course offerings at our downtown, Roger’s Park, or Vernon Hill campuses, as well as online
- Graduates equipped to lead projects and work in teams effectively
The Computer Science Advisory Committee consists of industry leaders and subject-matter experts who help the department ensure that real-world concerns are incorporated into our programs and make certain that we create curricula to meet the changing needs of industry.
Through ongoing evaluation and consultation, the Advisory Committee advises on curriculum, establishes long-term goals for the program, identifies workforce needs and gaps, tests program ideas against workforce needs, and brings together academic and industry perspectives. Advisory Committee members represent a wide-variety of companies—ThoughtWorks, McDonalds, Catamaran, Microsoft, and Orbitz to name a few.
Computer Science faculty members are both passionate about their teaching and dedicated to their research.
Faculty members receive recognition for the quality of their research by regularly obtaining competitive grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Security Agency, as well as industry groups. Areas of faculty interest include networks and security, databases, algorithms, machine learning, human-computer interaction, digital music and humanities, programming languages, cloud and high-performance computing, mobile and embedded and distributed systems, robotics, software engineering, and bioinformatics.