where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

The La Sierra Advantage

In the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at La Sierra University, you will:

  • Take classes in a beautiful, modern environment.
  • Learn from professors who are involved in significant research projects.
  • Have the opportunity to create apps (you might even make some money!).
  • Interact with professors and students in small classes.
  • Prepare for in-demand careers.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of cultural, recreational, and professionally-related activities on campus.

Our curriculum conforms to the ACM/IEEE standards for computer science.

My software development class taught me more than simply software development. It taught me life skills about how to effectively communicate with end-users. While working my software development job, I am often asked to meet with clients as the sole representative for the company. My software development class is where I learned the skills necessary for promotion to that position."

DANIEL OSBORNE, 2008 GRADUATE, COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science helped me get to where I am today—a full-time mathematics instructor at Daytona State College. They are some of the best teachers I know and some of the most caring individuals. Becoming a math major at La Sierra was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

CHRISTIAN BOSSE, 2009 GRADUATE, MATHEMATICS

We offer the following:

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas".

Albert Einstein

Computer Science Undergraduate Programs

Information Systems Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree is a four-year program that prepares students in basic computer science principles, IT project management, problem-solving methods, and the skills to develop information systems for businesses.
Information systems (IS) specialists focus on integrating information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises. Professionals in this discipline are primarily concerned with the information that computer systems can provide to aid an enterprise in defining and achieving its goals, and the processes that an enterprise can implement and improve using information technology.

Computer Science Bachelor of Science

Computer science (CS) spans a wide range, from its theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting-edge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems, bioinformatics, and other exciting areas. Computer science spans the range from theory to programming. While other disciplines can produce graduates better prepared for specific jobs, computer science offers a comprehensive foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas.

Students get a strong technical foundation and learn teamwork and effective communication for success in the workplace, as a bachelor’s degree in computer science is sufficient for such areas as computer systems analyst, computer support specialist, software developer, web developer, computer programmer, and information security analyst.

Fast Facts Computer Science Program

Average completion time4 Years
Program Units58
AccreditationWASC

Fast Facts Biomathematics Major Program

Average completion time4 Years
Program Units78
AccreditationWASC

Meet our Faculty

Barbara Kreaseck
Chair
Cheng Ng
Denny Lin
Enoch O. Hwang

Paying for College

The Student Financial Services office is here to help with financial aid processes. The staff also keeps up to date on scholarships that could benefit La Sierra students.

Choosing Classes

First-year students meet with their academic coach/advisor each week for their first two quarters. Then they are assigned an advisor from their major department who will help them choose the classes they need to complete their program.

Beyond Class

A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom. The Division of Student Life is headquarters for student government, activities, organizations, spiritual life, and much more to enhance your college experience.

Career Center

We want you to find a good job after you finish your degree at La Sierra. A new Career Center, located in the Zapara School of Business, is expected to open before the end of fall quarter.

Contact and Location

cs@lasierra.edu

951-785-2197
Price Science Complex, Room 247