Trinity’s computer sciences programs are structured to provide a balance of theoretical understanding and practical skills, along with a Christian liberal arts education that provides insight into technology’s place in today’s world.
Every computer science and computing major at Trinity gain hands-on experience through field education. This kind of valuable experience often comes through a paid internship or part-time employment. Trinity’s location just 25 miles from downtown Chicago means you will have access to cutting-edge technology companies. Some Trinity computer science and computing majors spend an entire semester in downtown Chicago through the acclaimed Chicago Semester program. Trinity also has longstanding relationships with companies and organizations in nearby suburbs that are eager to offer internships to computer science and computing majors.
Many students with computing interests also find part-time employment with Trinity’s professional Computer Services department, providing services such as tech support to computer users on our campus, managing computer networks, administering databases, and maintaining websites.
Because computer technologies are entering so many areas of our lives, computing professionals are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the majority of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs will continue to be in computing, especially in regard to new jobs.
As Christians in the Reformed tradition, we at Trinity believe that God has created, redeemed, and continues to sustain every aspect of the world around us. We are called to appreciate the beauty and design of His creation, to use our God-given abilities to develop the technological potential He placed in His creation, and to use computer technologies as agents of God’s renewal of His creation. Shaped by the liberal arts framework and Christian worldview at Trinity, our graduates are prepared to respond insightfully and faithfully when new technology arrives, whether God calls them into the workplace or on to graduate school.