Computer Science

Major, Minor

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.

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Research

The Pacific Undergraduate Research Conference is returning to an in-person format this fall on Nov. 10. Students interested in presenting must register by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. For many presenters, these research projects will become the basis of their senior capstone project. Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest, and as such, has a reputation for mentoring its undergraduate students especially in the areas of scientific and creative research.

Nancy Ann Neudauer in Africa

Pacific University's Nancy Ann Neudauer, the university's Thomas and Joyce Holce Professor of Science, was awarded the Mathematical Association of America's 2021 Certificate of Meritorious Service.

Lincoln

Audrey Lincoln ’21 was named Pacific University’s 2021 Outstanding Senior in Computer Science, Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Outstanding Senior in Natural Science.