Build the future, communicate with computers and experiment with the newest technologies.
The computer science program at Pacific University follows Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) guidelines and includes both object-oriented programming and procedural programming paradigms. Languages used throughout the four years of study include C++, C, Java, Python, and PHP. Students have access to state-of-the-art lab environments for serious software development and are exposed to a variety of industry standard software tools and practices. Internships with local companies such as Intel, McAfee, WebMD and HP provide real-world experience.
Careers in Computer Science
Pacific’s computer science students accept positions in a variety of professional settings, as well as enter graduate programs. Many students choose to extend their learning through internships at government research labs or technology companies. You will find our graduates working at leading companies like Google, Microsoft and WebMD, starting their own companies, developing mobile applications and consulting.
Three Pacific University computer science students combine computer vision, robotics and AI skills to build a robot that solves a famous puzzle. All three are headed to industry careers following graduation.
Pacific University College of Education Professor Kevin Carr and College of Arts & Sciences Professor Kevin Johnson were awarded funding for their research into the effectiveness and retention of K-12 science and mathematics teachers in Oregon.
An article, co-authored by Pacific Professor Nancy Ann Neudauer on the life of esteemed mathematician Grace Alele-Williams, was published in the March 2022 edition of Notices of the American Mathematical Society.