Department News | Faculty | Computer Science Information Systems (BA) | Computer ScienceSoftware and Hardware (BS)
Computer science offers Highlands undergraduates a degree in computer science with three areas of concentration: software/hardware systems, information systems, and an individualized program of study. Two minors are also offered. These are designed so that students may convert readily to the computer science major.
The computer science program at Highlands is a five-year curriculum dependent on the student’s academic preparation prior to enrollment at Highlands. Most students will need the full five years to complete the program; however, if an entering freshman has a solid foundation in mathematics, English, and science, the student can enter the computer science curriculum at an advanced level and complete the program within four years.
Resources and Facilities
Computer science now has new computer laboratories and equipment. There are two large teaching labs, three small research labs, a student work lab, and an area set aside for network experimentation. The labs are equipped for the most part with machines running both XP and Linux. Software includes symbolic and numerical mathematics products, compilers for a good number of languages, integrated development environments, web and multimedia development tools, databases, and packages for special fields such as artificial intelligence. Some computers are set aside for student experimentation with the understanding that students may install any software as long as copyright laws are not violated.
This major is under the College of Arts and Science