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.
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.
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.
These are just a few examples of recent internships held by our computer science, mathematics, and physics majors:
Interested in taking courses overseas? Learn more about study abroad programs at Wells.
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:
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:
Take the first step toward earning your bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Wells College. Apply now.
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