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All In to Apply Your Computing Skills to Any Passion

Break into any industry with your computer science skills. Learn everything it takes to make apps work, whether designing the user interface or managing servers and become a full-stack developer.

Start building your professional toolbox from the very first class. You’ll study more than just a specific programming language such as Python or C#, you’ll master the art of thinking like a programmer. Prepare for a rewarding and lucrative career.

You’ll do all this firsthand with personal attention in classrooms built on Christian faith. Are you ready to go all in?

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4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Work on meaningful and realistic projects.

Combine your computer science skills with your other passions.

Gain real-world experience through internships or senior research projects.


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Shoun Francis '24 (Computer Science) has grown both academically and personally in this program.

He says, “To be honest, I had doubts about Computer Science as my major. It is a major that requires a lot of work, and it sounded very hard. But now I know if I had not pursued it, I would have missed out on so many opportunities.”

What Will I Learn

If you love it, you can do it at Roberts. Your computer science skills will help you break into many industries.

For example, if you have a passion for music, you might learn how to code the website for your music studio. Or, if you’re interested in teacher education, you may one day write software for the classroom.

Programming is all about making choices. So is developing character. Your professors will mentor you into becoming a leader full of courage, competence, and confidence to help you follow your calling. All while building on a foundation of Christian faith.

You will need a laptop running Windows 11 or Linux (preferably Debian Linux 12). Either operating system is acceptable.

You learn:
  • System design
  • How to think like a programmer
  • How faith is the foundation of science
  • Coding apps in a variety of languages
  • How to create networks, virtual machines, and websites

Career Outlook


  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Learn All Things Digital
  • Cellec Technologies
  • Code Ninjas of Pittsford


  • Software Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Web Developers
  • UX Designer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • IT Project Manager
  • AI Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Video Game Developer
  • Data Analyst

Grad Schools

  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Harvard University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Brockport
  • Liberty University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • University of Waterloo

Frequently Asked Questions

Computer science is the study of computers and their systems. This includes algorithms, data structures, and processes like computation, automation, and analyzing information.

A computer science degree is your passport to nearly any industry you’re interested in. After all, everyone needs someone who’s a master of technology!

You’ll learn more than just the programming languages themselves - you’ll learn how to solve problems, work on realistic projects, and unleash your creativity.

You can add value to nearly any job using your computer science skills. For example, if you’re interested in Business Administration, you might code your business’ website.

Accounting, Biblical Studies, Chemistry… the possibilities are endless!

According to the US Bureau of Labor, the median annual wage for Computer and Information Research Scientists in 2021 was $131,490. The US Bureau of Labor notes, though, that most of these jobs typically require a master’s degree. 

Naturally, the numbers will differ by area, business, and position.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics - 585.594.6310 - herbert_samantha@roberts.edu