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Computer Science Department

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Computer Science Courses

This is a listing of Computer Science (COMS) classes available at Bethany. These courses are included in the requirements for the Computer Science Major and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please

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Computer Science Major

Bethany’s Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science delivers the knowledge and skills needed to launch a career in the financially rewarding and high-demand field of computing. In addition, our solid liberal arts education develops communication, critical thinking,

Computer Science News

We are in our fourth year of having a Computer Science major at Bethany and we already have many graduates! Jonny Sehloff graduated in December 2020 starting work at the University of Minnesota Athletics and currently works for ES Broadcast as a Design and Proposals Engineer. After graduation in May 2023, Nuria Perez will begin working at Anderson Windows in Minneapolis, MN after having completed an successul internship in the summer of 2022. The student population is growing as well, we currently have 6 seniors, 3 juniors, 6 sophomores and 16 freshmen who intend to major in computer science. We have students from as close as Mankato, Minnesota to Albania, China, Ethiopia, South Africa, Spain, and The Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Our students are applying for and receiving internship opportunities. The major requires either a senior project or an internship. Junior Mbuyi completed an internship with Tartan Technologies as a web developer in 2022 prior to graduation. Junior is employed by Rolls Royce Power Systems as a Web Content Editor. Gediyon Tadesse worked on an internship to help the Bethany Spirit store transition to a cloud-based software from Lightspeed that will integrate in-store sales and web sales with their inventory system. Gediyon will be attending graduate school this fall 2021 at Metro State in the Twin Cities. Nuria Perez was the recipient of our first Jenzabar funded summer internship and worked extensively with their Form Flow software developing online forms to automate paper processes. Nuria then completed an internship at Anderson Windows in the summer of 2022. Nuria used her learning experience in Databases, SQL, and Data Structures for the internships.

We also encourage students to apply for opportunities that can count for graduation credit but fall outside of the computer science major. We have had students in tech support positions and a student work for Greater Mankato Growth in a multimedia position.

Senior Profile

Nuria Perez

Nuria Perez Casas came to Bethany as an international student from Spain. Nuria decided to double major in mathematics and computer science while participating on the Bethany women’s basketball team all four years. Nuria participated in BOOM – Bethany’s Organization of Mathematics and in her senior year was Student Senate chair of Financial Affairs.

Thanks to her time and experiences in Bethany’s computer science program Nuria completed two internships while still being a student. In the summer prior to her junior year, Nuria was an intern working on Jenzabar’s software platform to convert paper forms to a digital format. Nuria wrote SQL queries and stored procedures for database communication. Nuria collaborated with various departments onsite to test the forms for accuracy and functionality.

In the summer prior to her senior year, Nuria worked at Anderson Corporation as a software engineering intern on the Supply Chain Technology Team. Nuria worked with .NET web applications that interfaced with SQL servers. Nuria gained experience with application development, requirements gathering, managing testing efforts, and creating end-user documentation.

As a small liberal arts college, Bethany provided Nuria with a well-rounded education, allowing her to be actively involved on campus while pursuing her goal of becoming a software engineer through her internships. 

Here’s what she was involved with throughout her time at Bethany:

  • Resident Assistant (Fall 2020 – Spring 2022)
  • Bethany Lutheran College Admissions Tour Guide (Fall 2020 – Spring 2023)
  • NCAA DIII Women’s Basketball (2019-2023, Team Captain 2022-2023)
  • BOOM – Bethany’s Organization of Mathematics (2020-2023)
  • Bethany Lutheran College Student Senate (2022-2023)
  • 2022 Grace Hopper Celebration Scholarship Recipient (2022)
  • ESL Adult Basic Education Volunteer (2020)
  • Virtual Hackathons (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Taylor Leadership Institute
  • National Society for Leadership and Success
  • Scholastic Leadership Society

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