College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Department of Computer Science
Leap (Chair), Gu, Li, Wunderlich
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 both the theory and application of computing and are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary studies that leverage the power 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 , Data 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 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. The Department also participates in the Data Analytics 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.