Understand, use and design the technology of today and tomorrow. You’ll develop the mind behind the machine through Northwestern’s liberal arts curriculum, which focuses on the right side of your brain as well as the left. And as you explore changing technology issues, you’ll discover your faith and values are a solid foundation for your work as a computer scientist.

Academic programs

Northwestern’s computer science program offers study options in computer science and computer information systems. Explore programs


Northwestern’s computer science faculty is an elite group of practicioners who offer students the best in computer science theory and practice. Explore faculty

Programmed for success

Northwestern's college computer programming teams were among the top 100 in the world in 2009 and 2010, competing in IBM's annual "Battle of the Brains" alongside teams from MIT, Stanford, Oxford and the University of Moscow. And computer science graduates all get jobs, often high-paying and at high-profile companies. Of course, their excellent career preparation is only half the program. They’ve also discovered the place of faith in the digital age. Meet a graduate

Worldwide reach

During a mission trip to one of the poorest regions in Vietnam, Poulina decided to pursue an education in computer science so that she could one day return and help the people in that Vietnamese community.

Poulina's story

Well-rounded programmer

With interests in computer science, soccer and tennis, Meredith says her professors understood her passions and went the extra mile to help her succeed in both classes and athletics.

Meredith's story


When he was a child, John Calsbeek thought it would be cool to develop video games. Now, thanks in part to his computer science major from Northwestern, he's doing just that.

John's story