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Computer Science

Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers many opportunities through its Computer Science Program. Majors are available in Computer Science as well as Information Systems. There is also a Game Programming minor available and many students choose to major and minor in Computer Science. Courses offered include programming, database, networking, robotics, computer forensics, game development, operating systems, and website and app development. 

The department recently opened the Bill & Billie Buckles Computer Science Robotics lab. This lab provides high-end computers, a 3D printer, as well as a robotics build lab with various equipment and resources.  Students interested in Gamming, Game Development, and Game Programming also utilize this lab.   NWOSU has an active student eSports team as well as a Game Programming team.

The field of Computer Science provides strong employment opportunities. NWOSU Computer Science students are very successful obtaining jobs in the field of Computer Science after graduation. While at NWOSU, internship opportunities are also available to students. 

To learn more about how to become part of the Computer Science program at Northwestern feel free to come see us in Shockley Hall or email any of our dedicated faculty.


Dr. Tim Maharry
Professor of Mathematics 
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department 
Shockley Hall 214
(580) 327-8583


Computer Science Club

NWOSU eSports

Esports Camp

Careers for Degree

What Can I Do with a Computer Science/
Business Information Systems Degree?

  • Advertisement Designer
  • Computer Training Specialist
  • Printing Manager
  • Advertising Account
  • Executive Contract Administrator
  • Production Manager
  • Applications Programmer
  • Cryptographer Quality
  • Control Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Customer Support Representative
  • Risk Analyst
  • ATM Specialist
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Satellite Communications Specialist
  • Auxiliary Equipment Operator
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Designer
  • CAD/CAM Specialist Documentation
  • Librarian Software
  • Engineer
  • Computer Consultant
  • Ergonomics Program
  • Designer Special Effects Specialist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Fabricator Statistician
  • Computer Operator Hardware
  • Engineer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Industrial Transportation
  • Specialist Teacher/Professor
  • Computer Repairer
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Computer Research
  • Scientist Marketing
  • Analyst Technical Writer
  • Computer Salesperson
  • MIS Manager
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Computer Security Investigators
  • Network Analyst
  • Video Specialist
  • Computer Systems Manager
  • Patent Attorney
  • Web Page Designer

Computer Science Links

Professional Organizations

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Math and Computer Science Department is a member of Microsoft DreamSpark for Academic Institutions, which gives NWOSU faculty and students access to a large amount of software.    

Computers, Peripherals, and Product Reviews on the Web

Departmental Program Highlights

  • Computer Science infoCourses offered include programming, database, networking, computer forensics, game development, robotics, operating systems, and website and app development
  • Bill & Billie Buckles Computer Science Robotics lab provides high-end computers, a 3D printer, and a robotics build lab
  • Students interested in gaming, game development, and game programming also utilize this lab
  • Students have placed 1st through 3rd for the last 7 years at the Heartland Gaming Exposition in Tulsa
  • Students also participate in Gaming LiveStreams, other gaming events and conferences

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcome 1:
Student will design and write computer programs that are correct, efficient, and well documented.

Student Learning Outcome 2:
Students will design solutions utilizing computer systems. This will include defining the problem clearly, specifying a design, as well as testing, and documenting the solution.

Student Learning Outcome 3:
Students will assess the hardware and software aspects of computer systems as well as the application of software development.

Student Learning Outcome 4:
Students will analyze and discuss the professional, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities with computing systems.

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