Computer Science Majors & Minors
The Computer Science curriculum emphasizes hands-on application of knowledge by incorporating software engineering throughout the curriculum. During the freshman and sophomore years, students build the foundation of computer science knowledge while also developing the soft skills that employers value from a liberal arts education. Juniors and Seniors focus on applying principles of this foundational knowledge and Software Engineering to advanced topics including Cybersecurity, Computer Networks, and Operating Systems. Teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills (written and oral) are emphasized throughout the program. Projects are oriented towards service to the surrounding community and the university when possible. Students are encouraged to pursue internships early, through our extensive connections with area companies.
The Information Security curriculum approaches cybersecurity topics from an interdisciplinary context, while developing the key knowledge and skills that cybersecurity professionals need. A student majoring in Information Security will gain a perspective that is unique to Anderson University through the balance between technical understanding, national security policy knowledge, a Christian ethical perspective, and a strong experiential emphasis throughout. The AU National Security Fellows program, established by President John Pistole, former Deputy Director of the FBI and Director of the TSA, provides our majors with a Beltway experience in Central Indiana, connecting students with leaders in the National Security field.
The following majors, minors and complementary majors are offered:
- Computer Science
- Information Systems