Computer Science

Program Information

Professors: Brady (Co-Chair), Cutter (Co-Chair), Vargas-Pérez, 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 Professor Addresses Forums in South Africa

Peter Erdi in South Africa_fb Péter Érdi, the Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College, recently [...]

Honors Day Rewards Student Excellence

Honors Day Convocation_Facebook Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2019 convocation. More than 250 [...]

Change Ringing Award Honors K Alumnus, Student

Change Ringing Award Recipient Ian McKnight One Kalamazoo College alumnus and one student have ensured K’s reputation as a home for change [...]

Positive Attitude, Dedication Are Hallmarks of Senior Leadership Honorees

Students Honored with Senior Leadership Recognition Awards cDugal 8963 Thirty students known for their invaluable contributions to the Kalamazoo College community [...]

New Study Abroad Programs Will Connect Students, Interests

New Study Abroad Programs Students will learn about social, racial and economic issues in five new study abroad programs [...]

Honors Day 2018 Celebrates Student Achievements

5 students and Provost on stage during Honors Day 2018 Convocation Kalamazoo College Family Weekend served as the backdrop for the Honors Day 2018 convocation. [...]

Lecture to Explore Intersection of Math and Music

Math and Music speaker David Kung For David Kung, the relationship between math and music goes far beyond alliteration. The star [...]

Senior Leadership Recognition Awards Honor Exceptional Service

2018 Senior Leadership Award Winners Already widely known on campus for their invaluable contributions to the community, 25 seniors [...]

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 [...]

7 K Students Attend Experimental Biology, 2 Honored

Sarah Glass at Experimental Biology Posters Competition Seven Kalamazoo College students attended the annual Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago [...]