Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science


Undergraduate Degree Programs

We offer several Bachelor of Science degree programs: the computer science major and three newer specialized majors. In addition, there is the new Bioinformatics major. We also offer two combined majors with mathematics and physics, respectively. We also offer a minor in computer science and a minor in computer crime and forensics. Finally, students can enroll in our recently streamlined dual-degree BS/MS program.

Graduate Degree Programs

We offer Master of Science degrees in Computer Science, Software Technology, and Information Technology. We also offer a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities as well as a Master of Education in School Technology with School Technology Specialist Certificate. Undergraduates presently in our department with strong background are urged to consider the dual-degree BS/MS option. Students pursuing a BA in Information Technology, offered by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, may qualify for the BAIT/MSIT dual-degree program. We also maintain a constantly evolving Graduate Student Handbook—HTML PDF. It contains the most up-to-date information for Graduate Students in the Department of Computer Science.

Certificate Programs

We offer certificates for those not wanting a degree but to acquire strong Computer Science knowledge and explore practical topics, including web, database, networking, and programming.

Course Catalog

Full descriptions of all courses offered in the Computer Science department by number and course title.


Advising information for undergraduate and graduate students.


The Computer Science Department grants several awards each year to recognize outstanding scholastic achievement.


Tutors and tutoring hours for the current semester.