Knowing that active, engaged learning fosters critical thinking that identifies problems and produces solutions, Wittenberg's computer science program prepares students with both the sophisticated theoretical knowledge and the problem-solving skills to tackle real-world issues in the areas of computer programming and cybersecurity.
What is computer science? The following quote by Michael Fellows and Ian Parberry captures it best:
"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes, biology about microscopes, or chemistry about beakers and test tubes. Science is not about tools. It is about how we use them, and what we find out when we do."
In computer science, we "look under the hood," so to speak, and try to understand how both hardware and software work. Computer science is the study of algorithms and the sequences of well-defined instructions that are realized as code running on physical computers. Computer science is not just writing computer programs, it's about writing good computer programs and knowing why they are good. While it may be frustrating to debug a program, it's also satisfying to finally get it to run correctly. The experience is like climbing a mountain - a lot of sweat and hard work in the process, but the view from the top is worth it!
Through courses, research projects and internships, Wittenberg computer science majors learn to solve problems and sharpen their thinking skills. They graduate prepared to tackle the challenges of an increasingly complex and technological world.