计算机专业 & 小
The 计算机科学 Department at Carthage emphasizes hands-on, project-based coursework, instilling in students a dedication to quality and a sense of pride in their craft.
Special Academic Options
Carthage offeres a major, concentration, and minor in 游戏开发. The 游戏开发 program provides students a solid basis to pursue employment in the field of simulation, 培训, 教育, 游戏开发, and visual storytelling.
As software grows more pervasive in modern life, students gain valuable programming experience and graduate with the flexibility to work in a wide range of fields.
You will spend much of your time designing and building software in teams, with the guidance of your professors. Because our computer science courses are small, professors can closely guide you through complex projects and you will interact closely with your classmates.
While we offer courses in modern topics like mobile computing, web开发, 还有计算机图形学, our focus is on creating 21st century problem solvers. Our goal is to maximize your professional “shelf life” by shaping problem solvers and preparing you for lifelong learning in the field.
“My advice for those who want to follow the path of computer science is to make sure to work hard and always ask for help if struggling, as computer science is a very cooperative subject.”
“I’ve had some professors who are genuinely so passionate about teaching that I feel excited to go to their classes and talk with them. They’ve helped me rediscover my love for learning and exploring the world.”
“The professors in the 计算机科学 Department have really helped me learn and understand coding and everything you can do with it. The courses are challenging but incredibly engaging, and I get a sense of accomplishment with everything I do.”
“Computer science is very enjoyable, especially when you finally solve the problem. It gives me a sense of relief knowing I can do anything if I can do this.”
“Students should definitely consider computer science because it is a perfect clash of creativity and mathematics.”
“I chose Carthage primarily because of its size and the majors offered here. I came from a very small high school, so 全国十大网赌正规平台的 size made it a very easy transition. The smaller class sizes appealed to me as well, as I feel that I can better get my questions answered quickly. The beautiful view of Lake Michigan also helped!”
计算机专业 Internship & 研究的机会
Carthage computer science students don’t just tackle projects in the classroom. Students get placed in internships that expose them to real-world experiences they can’t get in class. 在过去几年里, students have worked at Sears, 西本德互助银行, 金融中间人, 骑师, 预计, 汽车.com, Milliman, Performance Trust, the FBI, and The Aerospace Corporation.
On-campus 研究 opportunities exist through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, which pairs students with faculty for full-time 研究 during the summer months. Research experiences are ample and tailored to student interests, whether computer graphics, 并行计算, or scientific programming and visualization.
All students must use skills from the classroom, 研究, and internships to create a capstone software development project for their senior theses. The project serves as the highlight in a student’s portfolio, demonstrating skills to potential employers.
全国十大网赌正规平台的 科学中心 features 12 interdisciplinary laboratories for 研究, collaborative learning areas outside classrooms and faculty offices, a glass-enclosed atrium, an outdoor classroom overlooking Lake Michigan, 还有一个天文馆. Computer science courses are also held in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business, a first-class learning center complete with a Starbucks. Computer science facilities include a server room, 硬件实验室, and a networking/advanced computing facility with Linux and Sun/Solaris platforms. Students have access to 全国十大网赌正规平台的 Computation and Visualization Laboratory for computational 研究 projects.
special academic options
In this dual-degree program, you will spend three years at Carthage and the final four to five semesters at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland or Washington University in St. 路易.
With a concentration in 游戏开发, computer science majors can earn associate-level certification through Unity, the platform used to make most mobile, 控制台, 和电脑游戏. A cross-disciplinary 游戏开发 minor is open to all other Carthage majors.
Where Carthage computer science 专业 go
Our alumni have gone on to work for employers such as:
- Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
- UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Some Carthage computer science graduates have founded startups in the tech sector or worked as independent programming consultants.
Others have continued their studies in graduate programs at:
- Carnegie Mellon University
- North Carolina State University
奖学金 for 计算机科学 Students
Students intending to major in computer science can participate in the Math/Science Scholarship competition. Two full-tuition scholarships are awarded each year and are renewable for four years.