Regardless of your coding or programming experience, our BS in Computer Science program is designed to help you become the computer scientist you want to be. Developed in part with Google’s collaboration, our curriculum will help you develop the front-end and back-end skills employers are looking for right now.

An integral part of your computer science education will consist of three, project-based modules each presented in a logical sequence so that you can easily understand computer programming.

Our personalized, hands-on learning environment is designed to help you graduate and succeed with a degree in computer science.

Computer Scientists love their job

Computer science touches almost every industry, including non-profit, business, tech and medical.


median salary for computer scientists


of Carlow undergraduates are employed within 6 months of graduation


top careers with the highest job satisfaction are in software development and computer science


Bachelor of Science


On campus, some online



Transfer Credits:

Varies per student

Our Google-endorsed, computer science curriculum is designed to equip you with employable skills that you can take into the workforce at any time. These include:

  • Coding and programming,
  • Web, app and user experience design,
  • Deployment & accessibility.

You will develop proficiency in Python, C Programming, HTML, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery and SQL. All are necessary to work in the computer science field as a front-end, back-end or full-stack developer.

The three modules

In total, you will complete three, project-based modules, each presented in a logical sequence so that you can easily understand computer programming.


Intro to Programming and App Development

You will gain a basic understanding of both front-end and back-end development


Advanced Programming and Algorithms (Back-end developer)

You will dive deeper into back-end development, advancing your programming skills and computer data knowledge


Advanced App Development and Web Design (Front-end developer)

You will dive deeper into front-end development, advancing your web design skills and user experience knowledge.

Throughout each module, you will put your knowledge and skill to work by completing multiple resume-boosting website and mobile application projects as well as a senior capstone project. Each project will culminate into an e-portfolio, a key interview tool in the computer science industry.

“Along with programming skills, the ability to write—and verbally convey ideas, processes and qualifications—is near the top of almost any company’s list of desirable qualifications.” — Lem Diaz, Google Ventures

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Become the computer scientist you want to be

Did you know that you can increase your career opportunities with a degree in computer science? At Carlow, we design career pathways to provide you with the skill and knowledge you need to do exactly what you want to do. You can explore a variety of majors, minors and specializations to add to your computer science major.

Computer Science + Business Management

Product Manager

Computer Science + Information Technology

Database Administrator
Computer Support Specialist

Computer Science + Art

Web Designer
Content Designer

Computer Science + Science

Research Assistant
Computational Biologist or Chemist

Computer Science + Data Analytics

Data Scientist
Data Analyst

Computer Science + Psychology

User Experience Designer
Content Designer

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply. 
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions. 


Start term:

Fall 2023

Ericka Mochan
Ericka Mochan, Program Director, Data Analytics , Analytical, Physical & Social Sciences Thursday, September 2, 2021. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

“I invite you to discover the new Computer Science program at Carlow University! We would love to help you become the computer scientist you want to be. Through our rigorous Google-certified curriculum, you’ll gain the design and programming skills that employers are looking for. You’ll do meaningful work with teams of students to develop innovative and creative solutions to challenging problems. Our program is focused on real-world applications and projects in app development and web design that will enhance your resume and impress future employers. Remember, at Carlow, we believe in making the possible probable, and we will be with you every step of the way.”

Ericka Mochan, PhD

Program Director for Computer Science, Associate Professor and Program Director, Mathematics and Data Analytics
Program Director for Computer Science, Associate Professor and Program Director, Mathematics and Data Analytics

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Carlow University’s Computer Science program was developed in partnership with the LCMC and Rize Education, who received the collaboration of Google to build a program centered on the hard-skills that companies are looking for. Most importantly, the program leverages project-based learning and allows students the opportunity to create portfolios that they can showcase to prospective employers.

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