As computers become valuable tools in nearly every field, it is important that those involved in their development and use understand the technology, the human needs it can serve, and its implications for society. The study of computers within the framework of a liberal arts and sciences education can provide this understanding.
The department offers major programs in computer science and information science, as well as a minor in each area. While the two major programs differ in focus, each provides students with a solid technical background and a broad, general foundation that prepares them for a variety of career opportunities rather than one specific job.
Hartwick computer science majors aren’t just highly skilled computer professionals, they’re creative problem solvers who work well with others, are effective communicators, and are skilled leaders who understand the ethical and social dimensions of the computer field.
Students have access to sophisticated equipment, including powerful servers located in the Computer and Information Sciences Resource Center (or “The Clubhouse”). The software running on these computers is equally impressive.
You may even find Lego NXT-G robots running around. With all the hardware and software available to students on campus, the program really emphasizes hands-on, cooperative learning.
Hartwick computer and information sciences majors have a wide range of career choices. Some go directly into the computing industry, while others go on to advanced study.
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Hartwick’s expert computer science faculty are always looking toward the future. That’s because they’re using an experience-enhanced education to prepare students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of the future. Hartwick students.
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