Asbury University announces Computer Science major

Published 12:24 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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In Fall 2024, Asbury University students will have the opportunity to major in Computer Science. 

The Major will be within the university’s Shaw School of Sciences, with programming that emphasizes relevant technical skills for competitive positions combined with a “robust liberal arts educational foundation,” said the university’s press release. 

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The university’s currently available areas of study include actuarial accounting, adventure education and leadership, ancient languages, art and design, art grades p-12, bible theology, chemistry and biochemistry, including other majors one would expect to find at a Christian Liberal Arts university. The full list is on its website at

“The launch of Computer Science is timely and relevant for our students,” said Dr. Cheryll Crowe Johnson, associate dean of the Shaw School of Sciences and the Department of Mathematics chair. “Coding and computing quickly is becoming an essential 21st century workplace skill across disciplines. Computer Science encourages problem-solving, analytical skills, and logical thinking while helping people develop teamwork and interpersonal skills, all of which are hallmarks of the Math Department mission at Asbury.”

The Computer Science major is designed to prepare students for careers in web development, database administration, information security, information technology and more. Students in this major can choose from concentrations in Engineering Mathematics, a holistic study of all aspects of computers also designed to prepare students to enter a master’s program in Computer Engineering or Computer Science Engineering; or Computational Mathematics, which blends computer science and applied mathematics to prepare graduates for careers like software development and logistics, civilian work with the military, graduate school in mathematics, or computer science related fields. There will also be a Computer Science minor offered, allowing students to supplement their degrees with computer knowledge. 

Asbury’s Department of Mathematics also includes a rebooted Engineering Mathematics degree that prepares students with a B.A. degree to apply for a master’s program in Engineering in fields like Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Materials & Energy Science Engineering, and Bioengineering. Asbury University is certified by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) as a Universities & Colleges with Actuarial Programs – Introductory Curriculum (UCAP-IC) Recognition Tier. To learn more, visit