Programs Overview

Program requirements are valid from the year you are accepted into the department in a master, major or minor program. If you have not yet been accepted into the program, you can find the current requirements in the online catalog.  Please note that requirements do change and your specific graduation requirements are confirmed when you declare your major or minor.


The Computer Science Department offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs, accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  Information regarding program objectives, student outcomes and graduation data can be found here.

The department offers joint majors with the mathematics and accounting departments, as well as a computer science minor in Internet Resource Creation and Management and three certificate programs (Web content development, Web programming, and Web site management). The Internet Resource Creation minor and certificate programs are designed so that computer science majors, as well as non-computer science majors, may gain the technical and communication background necessary for developing, maintaining, and managing Web sites and resources.


The graduate program in the Computer Science Department involves students in courses on computer science theory, concepts, and practice and in research projects. Students graduating from our program will have the ability to apply computing knowledge and mathematics to real world problems. They will be able to analyze problems and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution. Students will master the design-implementation-evaluation cycle for computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs to meet desired goals. Our program provides students with an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.

Internet Studies Center

The ISC offers courses and certificates in web development that help WWU students leverage the value of their four-year and graduate degrees. Students who complete one of the three ISC certificates will receive an industry certified certificate in conjunction with their WWU degree.


Through partnerships with some Washington Community Colleges, students can build directly upon their Associate's Degree to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, preparing students for a career in preventing and responding to internet security breaches that threaten businesses, corporations, and the government.