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In addition to a liberal arts core curriculum, Computer Science majors prepare for careers in their field by competing a rigorous course load.
Requirements for a major in Computer Science
Requirements for a minor in Computer Science
Student Success
national average for mid-career salary
of Marietta College’s Computer Science graduates since 2020 were employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduating
A Computer Science major works at a computer with Professor Bob Van Camp
Students sitting on a leaf covered lawn during fall at Marietta College
The entrance to Rickey Science Center at dusk
A Computer Science major works at a computer with Professor Matt Williamson

What You'll Learn

The B.S. in Computer Science at Marietta College combines a spirit of adventure with a dedication to exploring the deepest challenges of human behavior to create an experience that can inspire a fulfilling future career.

Students learn from talented professors who are dedicated to teaching.

Faculty challenge students with real-world projects and help connect them with professional internships to gain an understanding of what types of career paths are available today — and endless possibilities of what the technology industry will look like in the future.

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Marietta College’s Computer Science program is for students who are driven to explore new frontiers in technology and blaze new trails in this ever-expanding field.

Outcomes — Internships
  • Adobe
  • Alert 5 - Cloud Computing
  • APEX Workforce Solutions & Innovations
  • Columbus Museum of Arts (Cybersecurity)
  • Credit Suisse
  • Department of Defense
  • Eliassen Group
  • Huntington National Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Palitto Consulting Services
  • RSM Consulting
  • S2 Cyber
Outcomes — Professions
  • DXC Technology — Digital Accelerator
  • Epic Systems — Software Developer
  • J.P. Morgan Chase — Vendor Management VP
  • Paradynamix — Software Developer
  • PNC — Technology Specialist
  • Cardinal Health — Data Engineer
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers — Risk Assurance Associate
  • Eaton — Lead Analyst
Blaze a New Trail


Does the department accept AP credit toward the major?

The department recognizes the accomplishments of students who have AP credit in computer science. Any student who scores a 3 in AP Computer Science A will get credit for CSCI 115. Any student who scores a 3 in AP Computer Science Principles will get credit for CSCI 100.

What programming languages will I learn?
  • Currently we use Python for CSCI 115 (Computer Programming I) and CSCI 116 (Computer Programming II) 
  • Students learn SQL in our CSCI 230 (Principles of Database Management) 
  • Students will get some exposure to the C programming language in CSCI 220 (Computer Organization and Architecture) and CSCI 370 (Computer & Network Security) 
  • Our Web Programming course (CSCI 330) uses HTML, JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, and Django. 
  • The Java programming language is utilized in CSCI 405 (Software Engineering) 
  • The C# language is used in some of our elective courses. 
Does a Computer Science major need to have their own computer?

It is helpful, but not necessary. We have parents and students ask if they need Windows or Mac. Either is fine, but our lab computers use Windows.

Do you offer research opportunities for undergraduate students?

Marietta College has an Investigative Studies program. Computer Science students can apply to participate in this program. Faculty members are also willing to do research with interested students.

Are you ready to become a Pioneer? 

It's time to Blaze a New Trail!

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