McDevitt (Chair), Leap, Waughen, Wittman, Zlatarova
For more information, please visit the Department’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or at the High Library.
Computing studies at Elizabethtown College are designed to help students develop knowledge and capabilities needed to meet the requirements of contemporary society as professionals of high quality and also to pursue graduate programs. The courses offered by the Department use the most recent software products and hardware equipment. Students are provided with a strong background in theoretical and application computing areas and are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary studies because of the broad implementation of information technologies. They are involved in research activities through development of projects, seminars, and internships, which challenge their creativity and require logical thinking. Learning about ethical and moral principles related to computers prepares students not only to be successful professionals possessing high competence in the area of their studies, but also to be members of society who are able to make professionally responsible decisions.
The Department offers majors in Computer Science , Information Systems , and, in conjunction with the Department of Engineering and Physics , Computer Engineering . Each major provides a strong curriculum from which a professional career may be launched or a graduate program pursued.
The Department strongly recommends that all students intending to major in computing sciences purchase their own Microsoft Windows-based personal computer.
The Department offers minors in Computer Science and Information Systems that enable majors in other disciplines to obtain recognition for course work in these areas. Department faculty help tailor the elective course selections to meet individual needs of students pursuing a minor.
Honors in the Discipline
The Department of Computer Science participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. For guidelines, students should consult the Department Chair.