### Computer Science Program, Drake University - CVF4

**PROGRAM OVERVIEW**

The major in computer science, offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, enables a student to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of computing within the context of a liberal arts and science education. In addition to computer programming, majors in computer science study computer languages, logic, data structures and applications of computing. The art and science of problem solving are emphasized.

**DEGREE OPTION**

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in computer science

**PROGRAM SIZE**

Approximately 40 students are enrolled in the major.

**FACULTY**

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science includes 10 full-time faculty; nine have doctorates in computer science, mathematics or mathematics education, and one is about to complete a doctoral degree in computer science education. Their scholarly interests include computer graphics and other software-related areas, linear algebra, graph theory, history of mathematics, mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, abstract algebra, and mathematics education reform. Faculty honors include college and university outstanding teaching awards, an outstanding mentor award, and Thomas F. Sheehan and Windsor distinguished professorships. All full-time faculty are engaged in teaching classes from the introductory to advanced levels.

**ACADEMIC PREPARATION**

Students majoring in computer science should have a strong general high school preparation, including 4 years of mathematics. No specific computer language is required.

source: http://www.choose.drake.edu/admissions/academic/

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