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Computer Science Program Overview

Technology is an ever-changing field with new practices, new trends and new languages to learn. The world needs innovative, tech-savvy professionals who can withstand the onslaught of growth while specializing in fields like programming, software development, networks, system administration and cybersecurity. Our computer science program will prepare you to fulfill those needs. Through hands-on training and an exciting education, you will leave this program ready to step into a high-income and in-demand career in technology.

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Delivery Format

In Person


Credit Hours



Time to Complete

4 years



Learning Experiences

As a student of computer science, you can take advantage of an exceptionally strong programming curriculum that includes:

  • Personal attention from professors, all of whom are experts in tech and computer science.
  • Tangible learning experience through activities and education in small class sizes.
  • Access to state-of-the-art computers that run on Linux, Solaris, MacOS and Windows. Computers are equipped with compilers, word processors, software development tools, spreadsheet and database programs, web design and programming tools and other applications to enhance your learning experience.
  • Participation in national and international programming competitions where you can further build your skills.
  • A capstone software development project to solve a company's real-life computer science problem.
students in computer science classroom

Internships and Career Opportunities

Internship/research opportunities at local and regional companies allow you to gain real-world experience, college credit and a steady paycheck.

Recent computer science majors earned opportunities at the following:

  • Ashland University Information Technology
  • FirstEnergy
  • J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Wentworth Solutions
  • Charles Rivers Laboratories
  • Union Home Mortgage
  • Mettler Toledo
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Sample Curriculum

AU Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

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Ashland University has been awarded a grant from the state of Ohio to provide Choose Ohio First Scholarships to outstanding students with interests in the natural and physical sciences. These scholarships support academically strong students who plan to continue to graduate school, health-related professional programs or employment in STEM industries after completing a bachelor’s degree.

Contact Information

Chris Swanson
Christopher Swanson, Ph.D.
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Professor of Mathematics
209 Patterson Instructional Technology Center