Computational thinking and processes permeate our daily lives, revolutionizing our understanding of both the natural world and of ourselves. Knowledge of computer science has become highly valued in such diverse fields as psychology, biology, and even philosophy. A degree in Computer Science gives one both marketable skills and the intellectual breadth that can be applied to any career choice.
As a Computer Science major, you will learn the foundations of computer science and be well-prepared to deal with this rapidly evolving technology. Upon graduation, you'll be able to seek positions that apply computer technology to business or scientific problems, or find a job developing hardware or software. As important, your grounding in computer science will prepare you to deal with new programming languages and hardware as they evolve.
The Computer Science program is dedicated to giving each student a personal, challenging, and thoroughly enjoyable experience. In addition, having acquired the foundation in the liberal arts context that characterizes a Fairfield education, you'll have a familiarity and even an expertise in many other fields, all of which are touched by the revolutionary wave of computer technology.
The Computer Science program offers both a B.A. and a B.S. degree. We also offer a minor, which makes a strong addition to one's resume, as well as a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers majors and minors in both areas.