Skip to: Main Content Search Navigation Secondary Navigation

Computer Science

Modern computing came of age in the 1950s, and the Russ College pioneered its own computer science courses in 1957. The discipline of computer science covers the breadth of computing technologies that have since developed in this rapidly changing field, including the development and analysis of software, mobile development, algorithms, digital logic, computer graphics, parallel computing, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, internet engineering, databases, operating systems, and computer security.

Career possibilities for computer science graduates include a range of industries, such as computer software, networking, consulting, insurance, and banking. Russ College graduates have gone on to work for such high-profile companies as Microsoft, Google,, GE, NCR, Boeing, and Lexis-Nexis – and one of them, Alan Schaaf, founded While starting salaries vary widely, computer science graduates are typically well-paid. The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently reported that the average annual salary for computer science graduates was more than $50,000.

Most students interested in computer science enroll in the B.S. degree program offered by the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Exceptionally well-qualified students may consider applying for the Honors Tutorial Program in Computer Science offered by the Honors Tutorial College. Both programs are maintained by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

For more info. on either program, contact