Learn the fundamentals of computing while diving into diverse and exciting fields like artificial intelligence, multimedia and computational biology.
Computer Science – B.S. in Computer Science (STEM Interest)
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at Montana State immerse themselves in the fundamentals of computing while exploring fields such as artificial intelligence, multimedia and computational biology. Computer Science B.S. students have two tracks to choose from: the Professional Option, which allows students to delve more deeply into computer science and related technical areas, and the Interdisciplinary Option, which allows students to intersect their technological interests with other fields that range from Entrepreneurship to Japanese Studies. For interested students in other majors, a minor in Computer Science is also available.
In addition to the B.S. track, the Computer Science program also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Every spring break, MSU student members of the Association for Computing Machinery 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:
- Software Development
- Web Development
- Cyber Security
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.