A Northwestern student studies in the DeWitt Learning Commons.

Understand, use and design the technology of today and tomorrow. You’ll develop the mind behind the machine through Northwestern’s liberal arts curriculum, which focuses on the right side of your brain as well as the left. And as you explore changing technology issues, you’ll discover your faith and values are a solid foundation for your work as a computer scientist.

Academic programs

Northwestern’s computer science program can lead to a career in analytics, database management, game design, network administration, programming, software engineering, web development or more. Explore programs


Northwestern’s computer science faculty is an elite group of practicioners who offer students the best in computer science theory and practice. Explore faculty

Programmed for success

Northwestern's college computer programming teams were among the top 100 in the world in 2009 and 2010, competing in IBM's annual "Battle of the Brains" alongside teams from MIT, Stanford, Oxford and the University of Moscow. And computer science graduates all get jobs, often high-paying and at high-profile companies. Of course, their excellent career preparation is only half the program. They’ve also discovered the place of faith in the digital age. Meet a graduate

Poulina Tran

Worldwide reach

During a mission trip to one of the poorest regions in Vietnam, Poulina decided to pursue an education in computer science so that she could one day return and help the people in that Vietnamese community.

Poulina's story

Meredith Yorchak

Well-rounded programmer

Meredith's summer internship with Accenture gave her confidence in her decision to begin a full-time career there.

Meredith's story

John Calsbeek


When he was a child, John thought it would be cool to develop video games. Now, thanks in part to his computer science major from Northwestern, he's doing just that.

John's story