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Department of Computer Science

With a computer science degree from PNW, you’ll be in high demand with employers in a wide range of industries and fields.

Academic Programs

Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

Undergraduate


Graduate

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Computer Science

Master of Science

Chad Jamrock

I’ve met a lot of amazing people and have had a lot of great experiences at PNW, and I’m very happy I chose to come here.

Pau Aran

I chose to attend PNW for the opportunity to play soccer at the Division II level and because of the course catalog of Computer Science.

Sara Wenzel

I came into college with barely any knowledge on what computer science truly was and have thrived.

The smaller campus community gave me lots of opportunities to connect with students and faculty. It helped prepare me for my future career and truly gave me the information I need to work in the industry.

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Attending Purdue Northwest may have been a practical decision, but during my attendance, I found experiences I wouldn’t have found elsewhere.

Adam Kerr, BS Computer Science, May 2007

Jesse Primiani

Many opportunities were provided to me via the career center, campus career fairs, and my professors' guidance, which has ultimately resulted in my acceptance of a position with Amazon in Seattle, Washington as a Software Engineer.

Jesse Primiani
Computer Science, Hebron

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PNW recognized among best Midwest universities by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is recognized for its campus diversity and several undergraduate programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 annual Best Colleges rankings.

PNW’s computer science program was included nationally among best undergraduate computer science programs.

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Resources

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Change the World

ADMISSIONS

Apply to one of our nationally ranked programs and prepare for your computer science future.

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Power Onward

STUDENT RESOURCES

Learn how to make the most of your PNW computer science education.

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Meet Computer Science

FACULTY AND STAFF

Our talented professionals can give you a rewarding educational experience.

News and Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Remember Civics at Spring Commencement

Purdue University Northwest graduates were urged to uphold the values and freedoms afforded to them as U.S. residents and exhibit service to others as exemplary, participatory civilians in a democracy, during PNW’s spring 2023 commencement Saturday, May 6.

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With Appreciation for Dean Hopp and Interim Dean Rempfer

I write to share my deep appreciation for two of our longtime academic leaders, Dean Hopp and Interim Dean Rempfer, as they have recently announced they are moving on to new opportunities.

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Purdue University Northwest announces faculty member promotions

Ten PNW faculty members received approval for promotions starting in the 2023-24 academic year today (April 14) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Upcoming Computer Science Events

May 29

Campus Closed: Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the PNW campuses will be closed and there will be no classes. Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Jun 12

Summer 2023 Session II Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Session II classes begin including the eight-week session and second four-week session.

Jun 12

Exploring the Fundamentals of Robotics

This camp allows students in grades 8 to 12 to use Python programming, Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo on simulated robot models.

Jun 18

Deadline to Submit Summer 2023 Application to Graduate

Summer 2023 candidates for graduation must apply to graduate in myPNW.