Computer Science Degree

Join the Technology Revolution

Earn A Degree In Computer Science

Embark on new digital territories where windows of opportunity will open as you learn to create, design, and improve on life-changing software and applications. Learn the science of technology where efficiency and fun improve lives and solve problems.

In the 21st century, information technology is permeating many aspects of daily life and big data, software, and the Internet are being integrated into businesses and products throughout society. The knowledge and skills learned from studying computer science prepare students for careers in a variety of sectors.

“Computer science schools develop students’ computational and critical thinking skills and shows them how to create, not simply use, new technologies. Quincy University offers a comprehensive computer science degree, which can set you on a successful path in this exciting career”

 Computer science Career Growth and Salary Growth

Computing jobs rankings are the #1 source of new wages in the United States. 500,000+ current openings: These jobs are in every industry and every state, and they’re rankings are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs.

Illinois currently has nearly 24,000 open computing jobs (growing at four-and-a-half times the state average). The average salary for a programming computing occupation in Illinois ($86,131) is significantly higher than the average salary of the state ($49,970). You can be well on your way with a Quincy computer science degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the field of computer science will grow by 15% through the year 2022. Choosing a career in computer science is easier than you think. Those students who are pursuing a career in this field will find it easier to locate a job with great resources at their fingertips.


  • Algorithmic problem-solving
  • Programming – C++ and Java
  • Web development and design  – HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL and More
  • Computing and data analysis (managing, processing, visualizing and interpreting data)
  • Modeling and simulating real-world problems
  • Creating and manipulating graphics
  • Cyber Security
  • Robotics
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Modeling and simulating real-world problems
  • Ethical and social issues in computing

Computer Science

What’s New in Computer Science at QU? 

New Courses in the Computer Science Program 

Fall 2020: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 

Machine Learning 

Fall 2021: Introduction to Data Science 

Fall 2022: Game Design and Development I 

 Mobile Programming 

Courses are taught using the new Cybersecurity Lab, 3-D Printer/Networking Lab, and Robotics Lab. 


The Tools You Need

A Computer Science degree at QU gave me the tools I need for my job everyday. Companies everywhere are looking for proficient developers.
Matthew Meglan '13, Systems/Application Analyst, Blessing Hospital

Career Opportunities:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Network Designer
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Information Analyst
  • Information Manager
  • Information Technologist
  • Computer Security
  • Embedded System Programmer (cell phones and robots)
  • Computer Graphics Animator
  • Web Developer
  • Video Game Developer


Active Learning Opportunities

Paid internships can be completed for academic credit at the following places:

  • Adams County Government
  • Blessing Hospital
  • Gardner-Denver, Inc.
  • Mercantile Trust & Savings Bank
  • Quincy Public School District #172
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Your Electronic Warehouse
  • Broadcast Electronics
  • Quincy Medical Group
  • Knapheide
  • Vervocity Interactive: Websites, Mobile Apps, Programming

Where Our Graduates Work

  • Software Engineer, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (S&P top 500 company)
  • Program Analyst, Boeing Company, St. Louis (S&P top 500 company)
  • Network Administrator, Quincy Public Schools
  • Implementation consultant, Fast Enterprises, Nashville, TN
  • User Support Administrator at Department of Clinical and Translational Sciences , Northwestern University
  • Web Developer, Vervocity Interactive: Websites, Mobile Apps(IOS and Android), Programming
  • Information Services, John Wood Community College
  • Systems/Application Analyst, Blessing Hospital
  • Software Engineer, ETC ComputerLand, Inc.
  • IT Staff, AT&T

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