Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

A degree in computer science or information systems from Elmhurst University will prepare you for a high-powered career in a growing industry.

Our undergraduate and graduate-level programs combine a solid background in technology and theory with a real-world approach to career advancement. Based on the guidelines of the Association for Computing Machinery, our curriculum focuses on the technical expertise you need to succeed.

Real-World Opportunities

Elmhurst’s location in the heart of the Chicago area gives you ready access to internships and fieldwork at some of the nation’s top companies and research facilities—places like, Argonne National Laboratory, CME Group, Northrop Grumman and Sogeti.

Careers and Outcomes

Our graduates are working in some of today’s top companies as senior-level hardware and software engineers, software managers and much more at companies such as Acuity Insurance, Microsoft, BMO Harris Bank, IBM, Ernst & Young, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange,, High Voltage Software, Here, Inc., and Team Play, Inc.

Elmhurst graduates hit the ground running with us. Our industry is constantly changing, and [they] have done a great job of adapting as we’ve expanded into different areas.

—Ryan McElrath, Chief Technology Officer,

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