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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 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 study of computer science enriches a liberal arts education by fostering skills in problem-solving, logical reasoning, organizing and manipulating information, expressing ideas precisely and effectively, and managing complexity. Students who want to develop their skills in these areas may take introductory courses or continue on for a major or minor.

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. At every level, the program is designed to expose students to the central themes of this rapidly evolving discipline, and to generate an understanding of the principle techniques and algorithms necessary to support meaningful applications.

Students who graduate from this program are prepared for graduate study or a wide range of computing careers.

 

Computer Science Department News

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

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

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

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

More Kalamazoo College Computer Science majors doing good things: Recently, Natalie Davenport [...]

K Computer Science Students Make Their Professor Proud

Two teams of Kalamazoo College students traveled to the ACM ECNA International Collegiate [...]

Aced it With ACEit!

Senior computer science major Jae Hyun Choe presented a poster at the Association for [...]

Kalamazoo College students launch Versapp app with help from an alumnus

Users of a new social media application developed by two K juniors no longer have to worry [...]

The William Randolph Hearst Undergraduate Research Fellowship at K

Thanks to a generous gift from The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Kalamazoo College has established [...]

Hornet Teams Display Computing Power in ACM Competition

Two teams of Kalamazoo College students recently competed and computed in the annual [...]