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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.



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Computer Science

Master of Science

There's a close relationship between the faculty and the students. If you need help, you can just reach out, and they’ll respond.

[The professors] prepared us throughout college and set us up with the tools that we need to succeed. It helped me secure a good job and I thank my professors for that.

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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PNW Named Among 2024 Best Midwest Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Purdue University Northwest earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs—including PNW’s undergraduate program in Computer Science—and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings.

Read The Story


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Change the World


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

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Power Onward


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

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Meet Computer Science


Our talented professionals can give you a rewarding educational experience.

News and Announcements

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Purdue University Northwest spring graduates encouraged to be brave in their careers

PNW spring 2024 graduates arduously persisted to complete their college degrees. Intensive hours spent studying or researching, leading on-campus events, and shining on the field or court have prepared PNW graduates well for their next professional ventures.

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Purdue University Northwest Announces Wide Range of Summer Camp Programs for K-12 Students

Parents looking for fun and engaging programs for their children for summer 2024 can check out more than 20 programs serving a variety of interests for K-12 students. PNW summer camps allow participants to have fun while gaining memorable hands-on experiences.

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PNW Celebrates Student, Faculty and Staff Achievements

Purdue University Northwest recognized several exemplary students, faculty and staff members, nominated by their institutional peers, for accomplishments relating to their on-campus community-building and leadership.

Upcoming Events

May 27

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 28.

Jun 03

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Summer Camp

This one-week summer camp aims to introduce high school students to real-world applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms spanning from computer gaming to ChatGPT.

Jun 07

Summer Classes: 1st 4-Week Module Ends

Don’t forget to mark your calendars. The first module of summer classes end Friday, June 7.

Jun 10

8 Week Module and Second 4 Week Module Begins

The 8 week and second 4 week modules begin Monday, June 10.