George Fox computer and information science majors study the discipline in a Christian environment. Students at George Fox study at a top Christian college on the West Coast.

Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy the challenge of addressing the question of what can be automated and how? If so, consider George Fox University’s computer science major.

In our society, computers are everywhere. They process data from banks, communications satellites, video games, and even the fuel and ignition systems of automobiles. Computer software is as commonplace in the areas of education and recreation as it is in science and business.

Every field or profession relies upon computer science for the problem-solving skills and the production expertise required in the efficient processing of information. Computer scientists, therefore, function in a wide variety of roles ranging from pure theory and design to programming and marketing.

Students in our computer science major are introduced to the fundamental principles and mechanisms of modeling, abstraction, and problem-solving using computers. The knowledge of these principles, rooted in mathematics, logic and language, prepares students to understand the essence of the science of computing and to continue to adapt to this evolving field. Along the way, students are introduced to a wide range of state-of-the-art programming languages and techniques, software systems, computing devices and computing technologies.

All our courses are taught in an encouraging Christian college environment where professors know you by name.

Our graduates are:

  • Well-educated in the foundations and basic principles of computer science
  • Highly valued problem solvers, capable of bringing technological solutions to a wide variety of problems in many domains that require computer science expertise
  • Prepared for a wide variety of careers in computer science
  • Ready for further education at the graduate level
  • The next generation of technological innovators, entrepreneurs and educators

Request information about the computer science major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.

What we offer …

  • Small classes

    Our small classes allow students to benefit from frequent one-to-one mentoring. The university’s 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention.

  • Broad curriculum

    Students take a liberal-arts curriculum that helps broaden perspectives and contributes to an appreciation and understanding of all aspects of society. All classes are taught from a Christian worldview where faith is integrated with learning.

  • Faculty expertise

    Our faculty members remain abreast of current technological development and trends by being active in the community through participation in research, consulting, and ongoing education. The department welcomes the natural growth that accompanies the increasing demand for well-educated computer and information scientists.

  • Center for Mobile Computing

    Our students have opportunities to develop applications and access to iPhone and iPod devices for deployment. The center currently has partner support from Oracle and Apple.

  • Internships/job placement

    The Portland metro area provides plenty of opportunities for internships and job placements. Nike, Xerox and Intel are large employers in the region.

  • Global opportunities

    Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students participate in an international experience. The university ranks among the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges in study-abroad participation.

  • National recognition

    George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.

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