Common Career Paths
- Network administrator
- Software engineer
- Project manager
- Database administrator
- System engineer
- Design engineer
- Software developer
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.
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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations projected to grow by 22 percent through the year 2020. The bureau projects that demand for workers in these occupations will be driven by the continuing need for businesses, government agencies and other organizations to adopt and utilize the latest technologies. Workers in these occupations will be needed to develop software, increase cybersecurity and update existing network infrastructure.
- Analyst for Division of Legislative Finance, State of Alaska
- Software Engineer, Consonus Health
- Senior Support Engineer, Fiserv
- Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
- Electrical Engineering Technical Designer, Boeing
- Senior Software Engineer, GE
- Senior Software Engineer, Intel
- Software Developer, McAfee
- Software Engineering Manager, Mentor Graphics
- Senior Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Project Manager, Rentrak
- Software Engineer, Oracle
- Software Engineer, Axium
- Senior Products Analyst, Huron Consulting Group
- Informatics Research Scientist, DOW AgroSciences
- Component Design Engineer, Intel
- Security Analyst, Nike
- Manager of Language Modeling Research, Nuance Communication
- Programmer Analyst, Boeing
- Microsoft, Portland
- Intel, Hillsboro, Ore.
- NASA, Cleveland
- Oregon State University
- Washington State University
- Oregon Graduate Institute
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Boston University
- Portland State University
- Virginia Tech
Points of Distinction
- Students will gain hands-on, practical experience.
- Small class sizes ensure that students receive individual attention and career mentoring.
- Students have the opportunity to compete in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Why George Fox?
- Christ-centered community
Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 60 out of 1,800 American colleges!
- Small classes
Our 13.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.
- 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.
Computer Science and Information Systems Student Experiences
“When I entered the computer science and information systems program at George Fox University, I had never written a single line of code. The GFU professors excelled at explaining the core concepts of software development in an easy to understand and digestible manner. Over the course of my four years in the program, I went from zero knowledge of software engineering to a feeling of confidence when I got my first job.”
- Aaron Schnieder ('00)