Pair knowledge of computer science with social sciences, the humanities or business to be a creative problem-solver with a variety of impactful, in-demand career paths including social media, health care and data analytics.
Computer Science – B.A. in Computer Science (Art, Humanities or Business Interest)
The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science program at Montana State is an interdisciplinary program that pairs knowledge of computer science with the social sciences, humanities or business to become a creative problem-solver in a variety of fields. Computer Science B.A. students choose from dozens of paired majors or minors in the arts, humanities or other non-STEM areas to build a program of study tailored to their interests. Students are then armed with the skills to enter into high-demand careers in social media, digital marketing, data analytics and more.
In addition to the B.A. track, the Computer Science program also offers a Bachelor of Science degree as well.
Each spring break, MSU Computer Science majors travel to meet with major tech companies such as Intel, Microsoft and Google.
Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.
Network for Success
Computer science students are encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities such as all-expenses-paid trips to the oSTEM or Grace Hopper conferences.
Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.
Computer science students at Montana State University go into careers such as:
- Social Media
- Data Analytics
- Product Management
- Health Care
To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.