Computer Science

The Computer Science major at Avila

At Avila, your studies will be hands-on in designing and implementing advanced computer programs. Built on an understanding of foundational programming skills, your courses offer you several trajectories to pursue, from developing apps to analysis.

You’ll find your path with the assistance of our highly accomplished faculty, who provide individualized instruction and mentorship thanks to Avila’s small class sizes and our faculty’s mentorship mentality. Access to cutting edge software and hardware will ensure you hit the ground running when you begin your professional career.

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IT’S LOGICAL. Solve problems. Write code. Create applications for mobile devices, develop websites, and program software. From big tech firms and government agencies to start-ups and nonprofits, computer science majors are in demand.
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Are you interested in computer science?
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming freshmen are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Sprint/T-Mobile
  • Entire Computer Solution
  • Grandview (Mo.) School District
Cameron Leathers

“I work at WellSky in Overland Park. It’s the world headquarters. They supply medical, at-home personal care software to people all over the nation.”

Cameron Leathers ’22

Avila computer science graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Software Engineers
  • Senior Application Developers
  • IT Analysts
Avila computer science graduates choose to work at:
  • Sprint/T-Mobile
  • Hallmark
  • Cerner

Choose your Concentration

Advanced Computer Science
With advanced coursework in operating systems and computer architecture, the Advanced Computer Science concentration is designed for students who are looking to manage and oversee a company or organization’s IT infrastructure.
App Development & Gaming
Designed to prepare graduates for one of the fastest growing CS fields, the App Development & Gaming concentration is for students who want to design the latest websites, apps and gaming concepts.

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

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Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

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Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

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Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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Avila computer science major Chijioke Eguzo

“At Avila, if you don’t get it and you really need help, your teachers care about you. If you show that you want to learn, they will give you their time to help you work through your challenges.”

Chijioke Eguzo / ’20


Department of Computer Science, O’Rielly Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-942-3655


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