Studying computer science at Rollins is about far more than learning to code. Sure, you’ll develop expertise in all core areas of computer science, from programming in multiple languages and the fundamental math of computation to the best practices of modern software development. But at Rollins, you’ll also acquire a suite of 21st-century skills—from critical thinking and creative problem solving to effective communication and ethical decision making—that will prepare you to lead change in our fast-evolving world.

Along the way, you’ll learn by doing, honing your know-how through collaborative research, community engagement, and cutting-edge internships—all under the watchful eye of expert faculty. You’ll emerge with a powerful collection of competencies that will put you in high demand among the world’s leading tech companies and the country’s most prestigious grad programs.


Why Study Computer Science at Rollins

  1. The Value of Teamwork

    The stereotype that computer scientists work in isolation is a myth. Rollins professors emphasize collaboration in each class and every project.

  2. Interactive Learning

    Starting with your first programming course, you’ll grow through doing. Faculty rarely lecture, instead discussing how to use techniques while you literally have your hands on the task.

  3. Fully Prepared for a Career

    The professors' mission is to shape your college experience for the career you envision. The evidence is that graduates go directly from Rollins to PhD programs and positions with major tech companies.

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Grace Soto

“The challenges of certain projects exposed me to the very real necessity of working in a team. Don’t get me wrong. We weren’t coddled in our projects. In fact, I believe we were strategically placed to create some discomfort, which encouraged everyone to grow and experience true collaboration.”

Grace Soto ’17

Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin


Real World Experience

From community engagement courses to internships and research, computer science students hone their skills in the real world.

  • Amazon
  • Dell
  • Harris
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Los Alamos
  • Microsoft
  • NSF
  • CloudFlare
  • Fortess
  • Argonne

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Rollins Computer Science Careers

Rollins computer science grads are making tomorrow happen at some of the world’s most innovative companies.

  • Carmen Cheng

    Carmen Cheng '18

    Full Stack Engineer, Zuellig Pharma

  • Alexandra DeLucia

    Alexandra DeLucia ’18

    PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

  • Hannah Holman

    Hannah Holman '18

    Software Engineer, Electronic Arts

  • Michael Gutensohn

    Michael Gutensohn ’18

    AI Engineer, Apple

  • Shree Raj Shrestha

    Shree Raj Shrestha ’17

    Software Development Engineer, Amazon

  • Ruzgar Zere

    Ruzgar Zere ’18

    Product Manager, ARDIC

Professor and students in a class discussion at a Rollins outdoor classroom

See for Yourself

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Take a Closer Look

A Day in the Life of a Rollins Computer Science Major

“The challenges of certain projects exposed me to the very real necessity of working in a team. Don’t get me wrong. We weren’t coddled in our projects. In fact, I believe we were strategically placed to create some discomfort, which encouraged everyone to grow and experience true collaboration.”

Sam Sadeh ’18

Learning Designer, Columbia University


Beyond the Classroom

High-Profile Internships Former Rollins students have blazed a path for future Rollins students at places like Lockheed Martin, NASA, Amazon, Dell, and the Harris Corporation. Mentors at these corporations now actively seek Rollins students.

Study Abroad Rollins instructors groom students to engage in global educational experiences in Germany, Japan, England, Australia, and Spain, among other countries. Professors at universities abroad say Rollins students are among the most capable in their programs.

Summer Research Opportunities Whether through the competitive Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) funded by the National Science Foundation or on-campus projects through our Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program, our students have the chance to engage in a variety of high-level research.


Keep Exploring

Take a deeper dive into computer science at Rollins by meeting your future professors, seeing our grads in action, and sitting in on a class.

Alfond Scholar Carmen Cheng ’18.

February 07, 2019

Hey, Siri. Let’s Make You Smarter.

Life these days for Alfond Scholar Carmen Cheng ’18 means making sure one of Apple’s signature features is always getting better at her job.

Professor, Dan Myers, sitting in a chair playing an electric guitar.

November 16, 2018

Music Lessons

Computer science professor Dan Myers’ penchant for music has played an instrumental role in his development as both a scientist and a teacher.

Group of students standing in front of a wall mural. Smartphone with photo of the mural.

November 20, 2017

Cool Class: Creating the Digital Future

This project-based course goes beyond learning HTML to examine how computer science, the web, and digital media are shaping our society.


Expert Faculty

Our computer science faculty hold terminal degrees in the field, but at Rollins, your professors are more than experts. They are passionate teachers, collaborative partners, and meaningful mentors who are committed to helping you discover your passions and to creating opportunities for you to put your ideas to work in the world.

Department of Math & Computer Science

Bush Science Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2432

Fax: 407.646.2479

Visit the Department of Computer Science Website

Contact Computer Science Professors

  • Rochelle Elva

    Rochelle Elva, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Research interests: Software clone detection, computer simulations, cyber security, program analysis, personal software process

  • Krishna P. Kadiyala

    Krishna P. Kadiyala, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Research interests: Software-defined networking, smart cities, unmanned aerial vehicles, and the Internet of Things

  • Dan Myers

    Dan Myers, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Computer Science

    Research interests: Computer performance modeling and queuing theory; data analytics for community nonprofits and social innovation

  • Valerie Summet

    Valerie Summet, PhD

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Research interests: Human-computer interaction, assistive technology, computer science education