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Computer Science

Program Overview

Program Overview

Computer science is at the core of new technology. So open the door to opportunities for a high-paying career. Since computing is key to all disciplines, the skills you grow under the guidance of our experienced faculty will let you to chart a course in any field of your choice. Whether it's games, media, health care or another industry, there is no limit to your career possibilities. 

Our program receives advice and support from Nashville-area industry executives. We'll help connect you to professionals who will pour into your potential, and you'll find you develop long lasting connections with your professors, too. You'll be in high demand when you graduate.



View the list of courses for the Computer Science, B.S. required below.

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Job placement rate


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Steve Nordstrom headshot

    Steve Nordstrom

    Associate Dean, School of Computing

    Dr. Nordstrom has served in several teaching and administrative roles in engineering and computing since joining the faculty of Lipscomb University in 2008. He currently serves as Associate Dean of...

    Meet Steve Nordstrom
  • Bryan Crawley headshot

    Bryan Crawley

    Associate Professor

    Bryan Crawley brings to Lipscomb more than 40 years of experience as a software professional. In addition to serving many years as a computer science professor, he has worked in...

    Meet Bryan Crawley
  • Susan Hammond headshot

    Susan Hammond

    Associate Professor and Chair, Computer Science

    Dr. Susan Hammond has been working in academia since January 2012. She loves working with students to help them develop their skills in the area of computing. Prior to joining...

    Meet Susan Hammond
  • Dwayne Towell headshot

    Dwayne Towell

    Associate Professor

    Dwayne caught the programming bug before the personal computing era. He represented Abilene Christian University as part of their International Computer Programming Contest team, placing sixth before graduating with a...

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Career Paths

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

Computer Programmers

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

Software Developers

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.