Computer Science

Bachelor of Science
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree


Computers are everywhere and a computer science degree from Westminster College prepares you for a variety of job opportunities in the high-tech industry, business, financial services, and health care just to name a few. The expected growth in opportunities for those with computer science degrees is staggering: by 2020 there are expected to be 1 million more jobs than those with degrees in computer science!

Key Benefits

The Computer Science curriculum at Westminster is a synergistic blend of theory and practical experience. Our classes are small, which allow an unusually high degree of personal attention in the classroom, as well as interaction with other students. In addition to teaching all classes, your full-time professors will also serve as your academic and career advisors. Our curriculum is broad and challenging, and prepares you for a future in the ever-changing technological landscape.

Juniors and seniors are also encouraged to pursue internships that can count towards degree requirements. Internships provide a chance to work in a real-world setting and learn to function efficiently within an organizational environment. Students have completed internships at several companies local to the Salt Lake Valley including Goldman Sachs, Sample Minded, and Jive Communications.

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

Upon graduation, Westminster computer science graduates typically pursue employment as software developers and engineers, although others pursue opportunities such as system architects, as well as database and network administrators. A smaller number of our graduates pursue graduate school as well. Over the past several years, Westminster computer science graduates have a 100% employment rate, working in the technology industry at either local technology companies or larger, global companies including Google, Overstock, and Cisco.

Other Computer Science Programs

The Computer Science program also offers minors in Computer Science and Applied Computing.

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$13,642 ($6,821 per semester)

Cost Breakdown (2017–2018)

  • Tuition: $33,040
  • Room: $5,364
  • Board: $3,072

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$27,834 (merit scholarship, work-study, grants and loan funds)


You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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Computer Science, Math, and Physics students can apply to the S-Cubed program for financial and academic support. Apply to receive several networking benefits, mentoring support, and a four-year scholarship.

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Computer Science Scholarships

Westminster Computer Science Scholarship

Up to $4,000 per year for both Fall 2017 first-year and new transfer computer science students. We will award both merit- and need-based scholarships.

How to Apply

How to Renew Your Scholarship

  • Enroll in at least 1 Computer Science class during the fall of your first year
  • Take classes towards a computing major each semester
  • Declare a Computer Science or Computer Information Systems major before the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, please contact Dr. Helen Hu in the Computer Science Department

Aspirations in Computing Scholarships

$3,000 per year for first-year incoming computer science students who have been named a winner or runner-up of the national or regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award. Winners and runner-ups from all regions are eligible.

How to Apply

How to Renew Your Scholarship

  • Complete at least one Computer Science class by the end of your first year
  • Remain a student in good standing

For questions, please contact Dr. Helen Hu in the Computer Science Department

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