Professors: Brady, Cutter (Chair), Érdi, Tobochnik
The study of computer science enriches a liberal arts education by fostering skills in the organization and representation of ideas, the development and application of practical problem-solving techniques, the modeling of complex systems, and the use of formal languages to express ideas succinctly and unambiguously. Increasingly, computational approaches are the driving force behind progress in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from the arts to engineering and scientific research.
The computer science program at Kalamazoo College is designed to expose students to the central theoretical concerns 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. Students whose major interest lies in another field might consider electing the minor in computer science.