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Computer science

Understand the future of technology

Whether you love designing websites, building database queries or teaching yourself a new type of computer language, you’ll feel right at home in St. Norbert College’s computer science department. At SNC, you’ll use computer science to examine complex problems and find solutions through the use of artificial intelligence, software design and computer graphics.

Our computer science students don’t just learn how to implement a piece of code, they can explain the logic behind it. Our rigorous liberal arts core curriculum supports you with a strong foundation in creative thinking, logic and problem-solving — which perfectly complements the algorithmic thinking needed in this area of study.

Computer science is a rapidly growing field that has a profound impact on our daily lives. Your coursework at SNC will also help you develop an awareness of the cultural, social, legal and ethical challenges the industry could face in the future.

Academic paths within the major

You’ll tailor our Bachelor of Science program to your interests by choosing a concentration in computer science, business information systems or graphic design and implementation systems. Some students also pursue a secondary teacher certification in computer science.

Elevate your computer science education

You want a computer science degree program that uses state-of-the-art technology. SNC encourages you to partner with professors on research using our powerful campus resources: an exploratory robotics laboratory, dedicated Linux server, computer-controlled railroad project and autonomous-robot labs. Once it’s time to test your skills on the job, perhaps you'll follow in the footsteps of SNC computer science majors who have interned with such companies as Acuity, Georgia-Pacific and Thrivent Financial. Collaborate with people across the globe and get an edge in the international job market via SNC’s study abroad program. Study computer animation in the United Kingdom or programming in Ecuador. Start thinking outside the box about your college experience!

Major requirements


Minor requirements


Course offerings

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    Kyle Diederich ’09

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    Professor Kyle Diederich portrait

    You keep hearing the word communio, and there’s a reason that’s a buzzword here. You are part of a community, part of a family. It’s hard to give that up.  

    Kyle Diederich ’09

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Undergraduate research

Uncover new knowledge by engaging in collaborative research projects with your professors.

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Practical internships

Explore the field through internships, and find out what it’s like to put your academic training to work.

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International reach

Experience cybersecurity, artificial intelligence or game design from a global standpoint through our study abroad program.

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Learn from exceptional SNC computer science faculty

If there’s one thing that SNC professors and instructors have in common, it’s a passion for teaching and sharing their expertise. You’ll also find them dedicated to providing personalized guidance that supports your academic and career aspirations. Discover the distinguished scholars you’ll be learning from.

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Your computer science degree at work

Each one of our 2021 SNC computer science graduates was either employed or attending graduate school, according to data they reported in response to an institutional survey. SNC alumni combine theoretical ideas with application, finding success as:

  • Application developers
  • Database administrators
  • Program managers
  • Software developers
  • Solutions architects
  • Systems engineers
  • User interface designers

Future study in computer science

If you’re considering graduate school after your undergraduate degree in computer science at SNC, we have an excellent track record for preparation and placement. Our graduates leave here ready for further studies. Alumni from our computer science division have pursued post-graduate work at:

  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115