Computer Science

Earn your bachelor’s degree in computer science in a hands-on liberal arts program that prepares you for cutting-edge careers.

As a computer science major at Wells, you'll work with modern computing systems and software, learning how to process and create code and apply the laws of technical systems to practical situations. The undergraduate program offers a variety of real-world learning experiences, including exciting internship and study abroad opportunities, a Business Idea Competition, and the chance to participate in professional research conferences. The Computer Science program is available as both a major and a minor.

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A Look Inside the Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Program at Wells

Computer research is yielding powerful new methods of analysis and visualization in all kinds of areas, making computer science an essential part of a 21st century liberal arts education. Not only is computer science a very marketable degree, it’s a major in which you will learn to think creatively and rationally to solve a variety of challenging problems.

At Wells, you’ll be part of a highly collaborative work environment that offers the opportunities of a larger university and the one-on-one mentorship of a small college. Classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and faculty are accessible and involved. Our Computer Science program is also designed to be flexible so that you can design an academic experience that best suits your interests and career objectives. For your senior thesis, you’ll have the opportunity to work through an original, high-level project directly related to your career field, much in the style of graduate-level work.

For students interested in engineering, we also offer a 3/2 program with Cornell University, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts from Wells College and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cornell. 

What You’ll Learn as a Computer Science Major

  • Technical computing skills (in areas such as computer programming, software engineering, game design, and database systems) as well as professional leadership and communication skills
  • How to solve challenging problems using the latest computer technology
  • Analytical and critical-thinking skills you can apply to a wide range of careers 

Beyond the Classroom: Experiential Learning in the Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Program

Explore career options while developing a professional network with our required internship program. Embark on a life-changing study abroad adventure in which you can continue your undergraduate education while experiencing new places and new cultures. Or take part in the many clubs and activities available at our New York State campus and the surrounding region when you pursue your bachelor’s degree in computer science at Wells College.   

Internship and Study Abroad Opportunities

These are just a few examples of recent internships held by our computer science, mathematics, and physics majors:

  • Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse, New York
  • Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Wall of America, Sharon, Connecticut
  • D & D Data, Vienna, Virginia

Interested in taking courses overseas? Learn more about study abroad programs at Wells

Related Minor Degree Programs

At Wells, you’ll have many opportunities to explore the connections between diverse fields of study. If you’re interested in computer science, you might also consider a minor in programs such as: 

Career Options for Computer Science Majors

A bachelor’s degree in computer science can open the door to a wide range of careers. Depending on the focus of your studies and the experiences you choose to pursue, these would be just a few of your possible career options to consider: 

  • Computer graphics artist
  • Computer programmer
  • Actuary
  • Research scientist
  • Software engineer
  • IT manager
  • Technical writer
  • Teacher
  • Entrepreneur

Apply Now to Pursue Your Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

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"I particularly love coding, going into the program and working from the inside of the program to the outside result...After taking a few math classes, I realized that the two majors coexist really well."

Saquan Owens '18
Computer Science Major, Mathematics Major, Umoja Co-President, Evenline Coach
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Program Faculty
Desmond Cummins
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Harold "Buz" Lamson
Lecturer in Computer Science and Mathematics
Tom Stiadle
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Show What You Know

Just like all of the programs at Wells, the Computer Science program offers the chance to work side-by-side with professors on original undergraduate research projects. You’ll also have rewarding opportunities to share what you’ve learned by presenting your work at professional conferences, gaining valuable skills and career experience in the process. Our bachelor’s degree students have participated in local and national disciplinary conferences, co-authored papers for publication in scholarly journals, and have been selected to present their research findings at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Find more information about undergraduate research opportunities at Wells College

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Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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