The mission of the Computer Science program at Madonna University is to promote intellectual growth by providing students with a sound foundation in both applied and theoretical computer science concepts, preparing them for the constantly changing technologies of the future.
With small class sizes, students interact directly with faculty who teach from real-world computer science experience. Students are challenged and stimulated by several courses in software development and web design and have the opportunity to gain work experience through cooperative opportunities. Students are required to meet with their Computer Science faculty advisor multiple times a year to ensure they are on track for graduation.
Alumni of the Computer Science program have pursued graduate degrees and others have careers in highly regarded technology companies.
Computer science is a broad discipline that deals with the analysis, design and synthesis of computer systems and their applications. Computer scientists develop the programs that run computers, from the small ones in your pocket to the large ones on space shuttles and Mars rovers.
A wide array of areas utilize computer scientists among them the entertainment industry, engineering, government, medicine, manufacturing, science, space exploration, education and communication. From its theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting-edge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems, bioinformatics and other exciting areas, a comprehensive foundation in computer science allows graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas. Computer scientists solve complex problems in order to make the world a better place.
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Katie is a software developer for the IT team at Sandler and Travis Trade Advisory Services. She primarily uses SQL and VB.Net to assist in improving Sandler and Travis Trade’s system to qualify goods for an FTA. “While I am not directly using the languages I learned in school, the programming concepts and logic that were reinforced throughout my education are used heavily. Because of the required reports and presentations I had in all of my upper level major courses, I feel very comfortable presenting and instructing,” she said. Bradley chose to attend Madonna to continue her Catholic education. “The intimate experience cannot be beat. I felt like I had a great support system at Madonna, which really helped me succeed.”
Sarmad is a cloud data solution architect at Microsoft Corporation in the Microsoft Technology Center in Southfield, Mich., where he leads executive briefings, architecture design decisions, proof of concepts and hands-on workshops with Microsoft’s largest customers. Since graduating from Madonna University, Istephan continued his education by completing a master’s degree and PhD in computer science. “As a student at Madonna, you get a strong sense that all faculty and staff are there to help you succeed,” he said. “It is easy to gain practical job experience by working as a student in various career related jobs across campus.”
Ph.D. Wayne State University
M.S. Michigan State University
B.S. University of California, San Diego
Professor Mike Johnson has been a full-time faculty member at Madonna University since 2004. He obtained his B.S. degree at UC San Diego where he majored in Computer Engineering and minored in Mathematics. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he worked for two years as a software engineer for GTE. After working in the Chicago area for AT&T Bell Labs for the next two years, he moved to Michigan to attend Michigan State University where he graduated with a Master's degree in Computer Science. He then completed his college studies at Wayne State University in 2003 when he earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
His main area of concentration is Computer Science and has taught a wide variety of computer science courses ranging from the introductory Computer Science I course to the upper level Computer Architecture course. His favorite subject to teach is any class that covers software development or web design. In addition to computer science courses, he also enjoys teaching algebra and precalculus mathematics courses.