Computer science major brochure

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LEAD WITH AN EDGE The St. Mary’s College of Maryland computer science major includes the study of the principles and uses of computers. The program takes a “theory in action” approach, teaching the fundamentals of computing, critical and abstract thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills. We offer courses in topics like computer networks, software engineering, artificial intelligence, game design and data science. All computer science majors complete a senior capstone experience, either as a research (St. Mary’s) project or in our new software startup simulator experience, working on community-focused software development projects. A liberal-arts education is excellent preparation for a career in the computer sciences. The liberal-arts education is broad and exposes students to connections among the many facets of life. We believe that the liberalarts experience is more valuable and flexible than an education focused on a specific career. Our aim is to prepare students for a successful future by building skills and perspectives that they carry with them throughout their lives.



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OUR ALUMNI SAM ROSENBLATT ’18 presented his original research at a national conference as an undergraduate. His talk, “Making the

WE GUARANTEE every student the opportunity to engage in authentic research, an internship, or international experience.

Most of the Network Data We Have: The Robustness of Efficacy

100% of computer science majors complete a capstone

that is part of a project that started with two separate federally-

research or software development project

94% Career Outcome Rate (8 percentage points higher than national average)

for Targeted Immunization Strategies,” presented research funded REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates). Rosenblatt participated in during the summers of 2016 and 2017 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he worked with other researchers on the Minority Health Disparities Initiative. He is now a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation fellow at the University of Vermont.

OUT THERE You’ll find our graduates at a variety of places, from the most prominent technology companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, and Facebook to companies and organizations that are part of our local community like NAWCAD, Northrop Grumman, RMC, AMEWAS, and Booz Allen Hamilton.


student-to-faculty ratio is one of the lowest in the nation

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