Computer Sciences

Choosing HLGU was one of the best decisions I have made. The University has helped make me the man I am today. The Computer Information Systems Department gave me the opportunities to explore different fields on my own in the lab. My CIS professor, Michelle Todd, pushed me to always look at what I was doing and made sure it was a positive thing for me, as well as believing in me at all times.

Nicolas Pagano '11 Alum, Computer Information Systems

The Computer Sciences department offers four specific technology concentrations: cybersecurity (CYB) – students learn skills for protecting organizations against cyber attacks; computer science (CS)– students learn skills for developing software; information technology (IT) – students learn skills for fixing technical infrastructures; and computer information systems (CIS) – students learn to integrate computing and business.

Regardless of the concentration chosen, learners will develop a strong knowledge base across several major areas of computing including programing, security, databases, web development, networking, systems foundations, operating systems. Additionally, students will gain experience in problem solving and critical thinking, real-world experiences through two internships and an individualized project.

Upon graduation, students of the Computer Sciences program have consistently found places of employment in the tech field as a 93% placement rate.

We Stand Out

Hands-on Practice

The Computer Sciences (CSC) department offers students a dedicated learning tech lab. The special access lab offers each student individualized learning space for study and tinkering with various types of technology, along side peers in the department.

Internships & Projects

The Computer Sciences (CSC) students complete two internships, and one senior project in order to gain real-life knowledge, better equipping them for future job opportunities.

Diverse Student Interests

An interest in computers and technology aligns well with every other discipline. Computer Sciences (CSC) are encouraged to explore additional interests by selecting a minor area of study, joining student clubs and participating in activities to develop new skills.

Christian Perspective

Computer Science (CSC) faculty and students are encouraged to practice Christian beliefs based on the Bible, love Christ, value people, and use our knowledge in service to others and God.

Success in Job Placement

HLGU Computer Sciences (CSC) graduates have a 93% job placement rate in the tech industry.

Student Community

HLGU Computer Sciences (CSC) students regularly develop a sense of community and find lifelong friends within the department. Such relationships grow out of classroom and lab activities, informal student staged events such as gaming parties in the lab, and formal department activities, such as the annual Christmas decorating party.



Faculty Profile

Michelle Todd, PhD

"Each believer has a calling. Mine is in the technology field," said Michelle Todd, computer information systems department chair. "I hope that others can see that God is real in every area of life - especially technology!"

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