The Computer Science Department seeks to educate graduates that will be both productive and creative in modern business and industry environments. Studies range from theory through experimental techniques to engineering methodology. This program exposes students to aspects of each of these disciplines and fosters an appreciation and understanding of each. Research, laboratory, and on-the-job experiences complement student classroom studies.
The field of computer science can trace its foundation to both mathematics and engineering methodology with the emphasis on practical experience. Using this philosophy, the Computer Science Department has designed a unique curricular model that seeks to provide an increased relevance to the real world. The Senior Project - capstone course - expands upon the experimental and design approach by introducing student to the creativity and productivity concerns required for business and industrial development.
The Department of Computer Science offers a degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. The Department also offers a Computer Science Minor and an Applied Minor.
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Our robust program, just two hours east of Seattle, prepares students for some of the hottest careers in the country. Computer science grads land internships and jobs with leading companies like Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, and Amazon.
Work with our specialized faculty in state-of-the-art facilities to master:
- software engineering
- intelligent systems
- computational science
- computer vision
- human-computer interaction
- big data analytics
- data mining
The Computer Science Department’s mission is to prepare students for living in and helping build a society increasingly affected by information technology. From basic technological literacy to the development of problem-solving skills, the General Education program will prepare students to understand the ethical and social impact of computing on society and the use of computing technology as they contribute to the modern world.
Through experience, knowledge, and skills ranging from basic theory through experimental techniques to engineering methodology, the Computer Science degree programs will prepare students to be productive citizens who contribute in many ways to the information society that forms the backbone of much of the industry and business in the state of Washington.
Computer Science faculty and students working in partnership with each other and with interdisciplinary colleagues will help address significant local, regional, and national problems through the use of this flexible, robust discipline.
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Last updated February 11, 2018