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Computer Science

Program Information

Professors: Brady (Co-Chair), Cutter(Co-Chair), Howser, Érdi, Tobochnik

The mission of the computer science program at Kalamazoo College is to provide students with a foundation in the concepts and skills underlying computer science, in the context of an integrated, multi-dimensional liberal arts program. The program serves the needs of students at several levels, including students who take only one or two courses in the program, computer science minors, and computer science majors. At every level, the program is designed to expose students to the central theoretical concerns of this rapidly evolving discipline, and to generate an understanding of the principal techniques and algorithms necessary to support meaningful applications. The study of computer science enriches a liberal arts education by fostering skills in problem-solving, logical reasoning, organizing information to make it easier to understand and manipulate, expressing ideas precisely and effectively, and managing complexity.

The computer science program is committed to providing a firm foundation in computing to our majors and minors, and to creating an environment in which students who do not think of themselves as computer scientists can learn about the discipline, discover an interest in it, explore, and thrive. Students who graduate with a major in computer science go on to careers in computing and to graduate school in computer science.

Computer Science Department News

K Student Among First AmeriFirst Interns

Peter Rossi Pictured at AmeriFirst Kalamazoo College student Peter Rossi ’18 is among the first students to take advantage of a [...]

K Attends the MICWIC

K Students Present Posters at Conference Seven Kalamazoo College computer science students traveled with professors Alyce Brady and Pam [...]

Two ‘Zoo Teams Enjoy the Google Games

K Students Participate in Google Games Whoo hoo! The long /oo/ sound came through when a KalamaZOO College team won first place in [...]

Physics Professor Honored with Teaching Award

Physics Professor Honored with Teaching Award Jan Tobochnik, the Dow Distinguished Professor in Natural Sciences,  has been named as the [...]

The Rosemary K. Brown Professor Chosen

The Rosemary K. Brown Professor Chosen Kalamazoo College today named Alyce Brady, Ph.D., the Rosemary K. Brown Professor in [...]

Walking In Memphis with K Students

Walking In Memphis with K Students Six Kalamazoo College math and computer science students traveled to Memphis, Tenn., March 3-5 [...]

A Break for Microbial Evolution

Sophomore Tanush Jagdish Talk about making the most of an opportunity! Sophomore Tanush Jagdish took the initiative to [...]

K women show GISMO girls there’s no magic to learning computer science

K students Natalie Davenport '16, Octavia Smith '18 and Melany Diaz ’16 More Kalamazoo College Computer Science majors doing good things: Recently, Natalie Davenport [...]

K Computer Science Students Make Their Professor Proud

Research Reveals Enzyme’s Role in Shifting-Eyed Fish Two teams of Kalamazoo College students traveled to the ACM ECNA International Collegiate [...]

Aced it With ACEit!

Aced it With ACEit! Senior computer science major Jae Hyun Choe presented a poster at the Association for [...]