Computer Science

Join the next generation of makers, thinkers, and leaders as you learn the cutting-edge computer skills essential to compete in an increasingly digital world. 

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The Applied Computer Science Minor provides project-based curriculum in computer science and software engineering and incorporates a balance of technical computer science courses, hands-on software product development and thoughtfully-crafted liberal arts courses. Our diverse faculty have recent, relevant software engineering experience and academic degrees in computer science. Offered through a partnership at Make School

Program Highlights

  • Design, build, and launch software products to address real-world problems
  • Practice quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Identify, interpret, and evaluate data sets
  • Assess, choose, and implement technologies with attention to ethics, equity, and social justice
  • Learn strategies for effective communication in multiple domains, including coding craftsmanship, as well as written and oral communications

Minor

The Computer Science Minor provides innovative, project-based curriculum in coding and software design. Developed in collaboration with leading tech employers, including Etsy, Lyft, and LinkedIn, the minor allows you to infuse coding and programming skills into your educational experience — regardless of your major! Learn more about Minor Requirements on our course catalog.

    Career Paths

    Many tech careers do not require intensive training in computer engineering, but simply a foundational knowledge of coding, software design and the language of the tech industry.  The CS Minor provides this, opening doors to careers in social media, digital advertising, web and app development, and more. 

    Applied Computer Science (BS)

    Through our partnership with Make School, we offer an accelerated bachelor's degree in Applied Computer Science taught at the Make School campus in San Francisco.

    The Applied Computer Science Major provides project-based curriculum in computer science and software engineering and incorporates a balance of technical computer science courses, hands-on software product development and thoughtfully-crafted liberal arts courses. Our diverse faculty have recent, relevant software engineering experience and academic degrees in computer science. 

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    Degrees Offered

    BS, Minor

    School/Department

    Make School

    Office Hours

    Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Admissions and Aid

    A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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