Computer science is a mathematics-based discipline that analyzes how abstract computational processes can solve problems, and then develops algorithms—precise procedures for computing a result of achieving a goal—as computer programs to address them.
You might enjoy this if you're interested in
Math, logic, and precision
Working individually and in teams
Getting so deeply into the flow of solving a problem that you forget where the time has gone
Lawrentians sometimes pair computer science with
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Life After Lawrence
Lawrentians can enjoy careers in
Software engineering, web development, actuarial science, programming, Silicon Valley, game development, banking, entrepreneurship
Recent employers include
Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nintendo, Pixar, Epic Systems, CISCO Systems, IBM, Northwestern Mutual, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Lawrentians can earn advanced degrees in
Computer science, business (MBA), mathematics
Recent schools include
Chicago, Columbia (NY), Georgia Tech, Marquette, NC State, Oregon State, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U of Michigan School of Information
Components of the Major
Introduction to Computer Science
Intermediate Programming Concepts
Introduction to Data Structures
Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
Data-Scientific Programming or Machine Learning
Calculus, Multivariable Calculus
Three upper-level computer science electives
Complete an independent study project
Computer Science Senior Seminar
The Chandler Senior Experience
Each computer science senior completes an independent project they present to fellow seniors and professors during the Computer Science Senior Seminar.
Recent Senior Experience projects include:
Ensemble Machine Learning for Student Retention Prediction
AIRS: Anytime Iterative Refinement of a Solution
An Automated Travel Scheduler
Applications of Linear Regression in Exploratory Data Analysis
Iterative Statistical Verification of Probabilistic Plans
Machine Learning and Language Translation with Neural Networks
Pricing of Data in an Online Environment
Get to know current Lawrence students
If you would like to talk directly to a current student about their experiences, we have international student interns available to talk or keep in touch over social media. Read about our students below and contact us with your questions or to find a time to talk with them.
Studying Government, East Asian Studies, History
Involved in: President of Chinese Students Association (CSA); Mentor of International Student Services (ISS); Assistant in LU Government (GOVT) Department; Assistant in Innovation-Entrepreneurship (I-E) Department; Secretary of Food Recovery Network (FRN); Involved in Build Inter-generation Relations (BIR) volunteering activities
Ask me about: Social sciences or humanities, or study abroad in London!
College search advice: Lawrence on Instagram (@lawrenceuni) or LU YouTube Channel would be your good friend! Also, please talk to us, the enthusiastic and friendly group of current students in the International Admission who will love to share Lawrence stories with you!
Involved in: Community Advisor
Favorite spot to study: My signature spot in the library! It is a single desk on the second floor, by the window, and behind all bookshelves. I love this spot since it is perfect for me: quiet, peaceful, light, and it has a stunning view to the main grass-land during the fall!
College search advice: I highly recommend following Lawrence on Instagram (@lawrenceuni) since it is usually updated about life and events on campus and has interactive Q&A sessions for prospective students.
Studying Economics, Psychology
Involved in: Lawrence International, JCEC - Japanese Culture Exchange Club.
Favorite Spot on Campus: The green in front of Main Hall is absolutely the best place to wind down and relax. You can set up a hammock and read a book under the shade or take a nap. I personally prefer the latter.
Ask me about: The best routes for running or anything about snowboarding.
College search advice: LU instagram page (@lawrenceuni) has "Student Take over" stories that would definitely help you get to know the college better from a student's viewpoint.
Studying Psychology, English and Educational Studies
Involved in: News writer in The Lawrentians Student Newspaper, VITAL Tutoring program, Lawrence International, and the Chinese Student Association (CSA). I'm also interested in Psychology, lifting, badminton, and deep thoughts!
Ask me about: I always enjoy playing basketball in the morning and start off my morning with a tasty sausage-egg-and-cheese sandwich and a cup of raspberry ice tea (at the Cafe)!
College search advice: Start the application early so you will have enough time to struggle through things such as Recommendation Letters and Essays. Remember to consider your choice in terms of financial aid, school size, surrounding area, school culture, specific programs, etc.