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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

K Professor Co-Edits ‘Computational Neurology and Psychiatry’

Computational Neurology and Psychiatry Péter Érdi, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies, is the co-editor of a new [...]

A Distinguished Dozen

Class of 2017 Agents The class of 2017 has its agents, a dozen as distinguished as they are diverse. Alivia DuQuet, [...]

Undergraduates Present Research

Students Present Undergrad Research Posters Fifteen Kalamazoo College students joined three of their teachers (professors Dwight Williams, [...]

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 [...]