B.S. in Computer Science

  • B.S.
  • Undergraduate
  • On Campus
  • Computer Science

New in 2024! Prepare for a career in the fast-paced world of technology with a degree in Computer Science.

Why Earn an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science at Rivier?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 14.6% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all other occupations (5.3%). Rivier’s B.S. in Computer Science program provides you with the knowledge essential for success within the ever-evolving tech industry.

Students in Rivier’s Computer Science program acquire a conceptual understanding of computer systems and significant project experience in computing areas such as programming, networking, operating systems, software engineering, databases, and web development.

In this program, you will:

  • Develop proficiency in programming, algorithms, data structures, and computer systems.
  • Understand the application of software engineering principles in development, testing, and maintenance of software systems.
  • Adapt to new technologies, programming languages, and methodologies.
  • Understand global issues and cultural diversity in computing.

Concentrations in Data Science, Cybersecurity, Software Development, and Game Programming allow you to tailor your degree to your individual career interests and goals. A 4+1 program in Computer Science is also available at Rivier, providing students with a seamless transition into graduate studies and beyond.

Through the 4+1 program, students who receive their bachelor’s degree in Computer Science are able to pursue a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Rivier in just one year through the University’s combined 4+1 BS/MS program.

Experience the Field

Upon graduation, students possess not only a solid theoretical knowledge, but also professional practices that allow them to strengthen their skills as the field evolves. Seniors participate in a robust internship program, gaining job experience, skills, and professional references that often lead to permanent positions after graduation.

Rivier’s campus is ideally located in Nashua, which allows students to explore diverse job opportunities at high-tech companies from Manchester, New Hampshire, to Boston, Massachusetts.

Where will your degree in Computer Science take you?

With about 377,500 job openings projected each year from 2022 through 2032, our Computer Science program offers graduates a wide range of career options across all areas of the industry.

  • Artificial intelligence engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Chief information security officer
  • Data scientist
  • Database engineer
  • Information security analyst
  • Network architect
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer

Generous Aid

We award more than $14 million in need-based and merit-based institutional aid annually. Rivier awards 100% of our full-time undergraduate students some form of aid. Find out more from our Office of Financial Aid.

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