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Computer Science

Students of computer science get to apply innovation to solve real-world problems, with applications that are truly limitless. As a computer science major at Linfield University, you will build on a foundation of core concepts within the field while having the freedom to explore personal projects that can change the world. Coursework in programming language, database management, operating systems, computer architecture and security prepare students for a professional career in the field or for further study.
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As a computer science major at Linfield

you might take:

Human Computer Interaction

Learn what makes user interfaces effective at helping humans interact with information systems. (COMP 153)

Software Engineering

Analyze, design, implement and test a software system with your own project team. (COMP 305)

Computer Architecture

Take apart a computer to examine its parts and their relationship. (COMP 377)

Studying computer science at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science


    In-depth knowledge of software development, networks and systems development and administration and information management

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  • Ability to plan, design, implement, and maintain a hardware, software or networked project both individually and as part of a group
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  • Ability to work in multiple programming environments, software development languages, and design paradigms and the ability to orally present information and write clearly
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  • Ability to develop in-depth understanding of at least one specialty area of computer science through independent research and, wherever possible, internships


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  • Ability to understand and function well in an industrial or commercial environment through attachments or internship, teamwork, planning, time management skills, problems solving and decision making skills
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Intern in all areas of computer science

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Companies where computer science majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • Miller Technology

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Mack the Wildcat
Daniel Ford
Department Chair and Assistant Professor
Renshaw Hall