Department of Computer Science

Be at the forefront of the computer science industry

Mercer University’s Computer Science Department offers multiple majors and minors that are designed to prepare you for employment as a computer science professional. Our rigorous curriculum will teach you the fundamental and scientific areas of computer science. Your education will thrive when you couple it with research opportunities guided by your computer science professor. With an ever-evolving world of computers and technology, your degree from Mercer will put you at the forefront of a high-paced and productive industry.

Majors and minors

  • Computer Science (major and minor) — You may pursue a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree as a Computer Science major and study a wide range of areas such as programming, data structures, algorithms, computer organization, software engineering, and theories of computing.
  • Computational Science (major and minor) — The Computational Science degree is a new discipline that combines coursework from applied mathematics and computer science. You will study a wide range of topics such as programming, numerical methods, graphics simulation, calculus, and linear algebra.
  • Cybersecurity (major and minor) — Cybersecurity majors may pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree while learning how to protect computer networks and systems from digital attacks. The program is rooted in computer science, computer engineering, information science and technology, mathematics, management, and other disciplines.
  • Information Science and Technology (major and minor) — As an Information Science and Technology major, you may pursue a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree while studying operating systems, databases, networks, programming, and web design.