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Computer Science

Computers are in our cars, satellites, microwaves, and pockets. Computer Scientists drive advances in the industry and the world.

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Technology for the future.

A degree in Computer Science is a versatile beginning to a career in technology. Whether your interest is creating software, managing engineers, or designing new systems for industries or governments, you can get your start right here.

Key Contributors


Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since its founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language they now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Dr. Charles Severance

University of Michigan

Charles Severance holds a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He is the world’s leading online CS educator; his online courses graduate thousands of students a week. His contributions and curriculum form the backbone of many of our technology majors

Dr. Colleen Van Lent

University of Michigan

Colleen Van Lent holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses heavily on web design and development, especially in the field of accessibility. The LCMC Web Development course series is based on her Web Development for Everybody curriculum.

Mala Sarat Chandra

Technology Pioneer

Mala Chandra developed multiple core Java technologies, including J2EE, J2ME and Java Beans. In 2004, she was named one of the 25 most influential women in the development of the internet, in addition to being named a top 50 project management professional. She has developed courses in gamification, social media and other subjects for the University of Washington.

Why Lourdes

Built in partnership with leading academics and sponsored by Google, the Lourdes Computer Science minor is intended to provide students with a working knowledge of key topics in technology including Web Development, Application Development, and more. With over 3 million jobs available in Computer Science related fields, as well as the increasing emphasis placed on basic technical skills in all careers, Lourdes graduates with programming competency will be increasingly valued by top employers.

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Why study Computer Science

This program is designed from the ground up, on the principle that Computer Science can and should be the foundation for lifelong learning.

For everyone

Many Computer Science majors assume you already have some experience in the field. This program gets you up to speed from square one.


You’ll be building from the beginning, with courses designed to help you assemble a portfolio as you learn.

CSC I - Internet History, Technology, and Security

CSC II - Programming for Everyone I

CSC III - Programming for Everyone II

CSC IV - Web Development

The traditional college experience.

Earn your degree at Lourdes University while taking select online courses in your field of study. Courses are designed by top academic minds and industry leaders, and then taught by faculty in small class environments.

An innovative model.

The Lourdes University experience…


Spend four years on campus at the college you love.

Small classes

Get to know the faculty you learn from.


Work, play, and get involved in student life.

… with select classes from nationally leading experts.

Expert instruction

Select class sessions are held online, taught by some of the top names in your field.


We consult with top employers in the field to make sure you’re learning the most in-demand skills.


Build a portfolio of work while you’re learning, so you're ready to interview.

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