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The Computer Science faculty at Allegheny College agree with Edward Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, who said "Computer science: It's where the jobs are. It's also where the future is." Studying Computer Science at Allegheny means that you will be competitive for the computing careers that are projected to account for 73% of all new STEM jobs in the next decade, according to a 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Teaching and research in the Department of Computer Science are always student centered. While at Allegheny, you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills of the field, in addition to honing your ability to effectively communicate and work in interdisciplinary teams. You will find the field of Computer Science to be filled with fascinating and rewarding challenges as you design, implement, and release mobile apps, web sites, and open-source software that will be useful to teachers, researchers, and industry experts from around the world.

Announcements

  • Picnic

    Join the Computer Science Department for a spring picnic to honor our seniors

    Date: April 27, 2017

  • Computer Science 280 Fall 2017

    Computer Science 280: Software Engineering will be offered in the fall semester with Gregory Kapfhammer

    Date: April 27, 2017

  • Computer Science 111 Fall 2017

    Computer Science 111: Introduction to Computer Science I will be offered in the fall semester with Gregory Kapfhammer

    Date: April 27, 2017

  • Computer Science 390 Fall 2017

    Computer Science 390: Data Analytics will be offered in the fall semester with Oliver Bonham-Carter

    Date: April 18, 2017

  • Computer Science 300 Fall 2017

    Biology 300 / Computer Science 300: Bioinformatics will be offered in the fall semester with Oliver Bonham-Carter

    Date: April 18, 2017

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