Tailor your computer science degree to your career goals

Bachelor of Science - Computer Science (120 credits minimum)

Open doors to a wide range of jobs with a computer science degree from Davenport University. At Davenport, you can customize your computer science degree to your future career plans by choosing one of three cutting-edge specialties: artificial intelligence (AI), gaming and simulations, and computer theory and algorithms. Our small class sizes mean you’ll develop mentoring relationships with industry-experienced and internationally respected faculty.

Most of your courses for computer science can be taken 100% online through Davenport’s Global Campus — with the exception of the gaming specialty that requires hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art gaming lab. Not interested in an online degree in computer science? You can also take courses for computer science on our W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. 

As someone who chooses to major in computer science, you may qualify for full-tuition through the Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) through the Department of Defense (DoD). Take your computer science focus to the next level by becoming a STEM educator in Davenport's urban education program. By applying for the FUSE scholarship you may gain full ride tuition during your junior and senior years. 

What is computer science? 

Computer science is the study of computation and information. It involves the theory of computation, algorithms and computational problems as well as computer hardware, software and application design. Help drive transformation around the world when you major in computer science at Davenport.  

Explore courses for computer science at Davenport

Whether you’re earning an online degree in computer science or taking courses for computer science on the Grand Rapids campus, you’ll study highly relevant topics such as database design, intro to programming and data communications and networks. Take courses specific to your major in computer science, including leading-edge areas like AI, software engineering and operating systems. Tailor your computer science degree to your career goals by choosing a specialty in AI, gaming and simulations, and computer theory and algorithms. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn an online degree in computer science through Davenport University’s innovative Global Campus.
Employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 16% through 2028
The job placement rate for computer science graduates is close to 100%. Our computer science degree qualifies for our Employment Guarantee.
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Ranked one of the best online computer science degrees

“Davenport University offers one of the best online bachelor's degrees in Computer Science in the nation”

Forbes Advisor, 2023

Why choose Davenport University for your computer science degree?

Davenport’s curriculum for the bachelor of science in computer science concentrates on software development and programming and features math courses specific to computer science. With three specialties to choose from in forward-looking areas like AI and gaming, you’ll have a computer science degree that will position you well for many different careers in computer science. In fact, our bachelor's in computer science qualifies for our Employment Guarantee.

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Receive an interactive education

Get valuable, hands-on interactive experiences through 3D printing, networking and AI labs led by Davenport’s expert professors. 


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Put your skills to the test

Compete on our Esports team in Davenport’s own Esports arena or in Business Professionals of America (BPA) national competitions. 


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Earn credit for computer science certifications

Reduce your time and cost to degree by turning your CompTIA, Cisco or Microsoft computer science certifications into credit


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Prepare for C# certification

Stand out from your competition for jobs with a computer science degree that prepares you for C# computer science certifications.


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Complete a math minor

Talk with your advisor about earning a mathematics minor that will give you a deeper and broader math background for tech careers. 


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Pursue careers in computer science

Excel in areas such as AI, machine learning, gaming and computer vision and gain a competitive edge for careers in computer science. 


Get started on your bachelor of science in computer science

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your computer science degree at Davenport.  

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on your path to jobs with a computer science degree. Request more information or begin your application now.

About Davenport University

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 80 degree and certificate programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.*

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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