Computer Science

The world is code. Today, everything from your car to your phone to your toaster runs on computer software. And it all needs computer science professionals to design and program the software that keeps this high-tech world running. As a result, the demand for computer science professionals is projected to far outpace most other jobs. Carroll offers a computer science education that puts an emphasis on mastering the technical skills of problem-solving with the latest software development practices while honing the critical thinking abilities you’ll need to excel and keep pace in this quick-changing landscape.

“I hope to land a job in software development, database management or possibly even a DevOps position.”

— Paul Taylor '21

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About the Computer Science Major

Carroll University’s computer science major prepares you for a career that Money Magazine calls the best job in America. At Carroll, you’ll have access to the latest software tools and digital technologies, commonly-used database management systems, industry standard programming language platforms, as well as campus-wide Wi-Fi networks. There is equipment exclusively available for use by computer science and information technology majors.

Students majoring in computer science are required to complete an internship. Through the internship course, students acquire experiences in resume writing, job interviews, and software development in the real world. Internships are typically paid. It is not unusual that students continue on to become employees at the companies where they interned.

You’ll learn problem-solving skills that can be applied to solving a variety of real-world problems, whether they be business-oriented, scientific, web-based or recreational. You’ll learn to use multiple programming paradigms, enterprise resources, different software development frameworks, sound software design techniques and software engineering practices. Students majoring in computer science are encouraged to add a minor or pursue a second major in mathematics or in a science field to strengthen their career potential.


In addition to the major, Carroll offers a minor in computer science that complements many areas of study.


We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Quad/Graphics
  • GE Medical Systems
  • Generac Power Systems
  • JDA Software
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Alegeus
  • Kohl's
  • FIS Global
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Acuity Insurance
  • Many software consulting firm


College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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Robert Lampereur '85 had always been a reader of futurists like Isaac Asimov so when he graduated from Carroll, he sought out work in the aerospace industry, where he has worked for 30+ years. Now with the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover looking for signs of past microbial life, we learn more about Rob’s expertise and tap into his knowledge about this latest space mission to ask what it might mean for future human exploration.

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Carroll Partners with Waukesha District on Computer Coding


Carroll University and the School District of Waukesha kicked off a new partnership during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13) to rev up student interest in computer coding at the grade-school level.

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