You’ll find Hastings College Computer Science graduates all over the world. They design and write software, work as computer technicians, serve as business consultants, design websites for businesses, continue to graduate school for an advanced degree and even own their own software companies.
Real experience, real opportunity
With unlimited access to professors with doctorate degrees, you’ll have great flexibility in your program while building an adaptable computer science skill set designed for the future.
You’ll have opportunities to develop and design:
- information systems
- operating systems
You will learn about machine learning as well as consult with businesses looking for support. Our faculty offer experience and flexibility. Their real world experience in software design allows them to give you great classroom opportunities and lead directed studies in areas that interest you but fall outside the Hastings College course catalog.
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
At Hastings College, Computer Science majors serve one and sometimes two internships. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of opportunities when professors offer courses in their own areas of interest, including computer hardware, artificial intelligence, game theory and web-based game design.
Along your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.
All the extras aren't extra
No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?
Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.
iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!
Get involved beyond the computer science classroom
- Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
In addition to Alpha Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for computer science majors
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, you can earn talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. Every student receives at least $12,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).
First employers for recent graduates
- Goldman Sachs
- Toba, Inc.
- U.S. Air Force
- Farm Credit Services of America
- CollabraLink Technologies
- PSC Biotech
- TDS Telecommunnications