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

Senior 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.

  • Self portrait of Carmen Cheng

    Carmen Cheng '18

    PhD Candidate, Computer Vision and NLP

  • Self portrait of Alexandra DeLucia.

    Alexandra DeLucia ’18

    PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

  • Self portrait of Hannah Holman

    Hannah Holman '18

    Software Engineer, Google

  • Self portrait of Michael Gutensohn

    Michael Gutensohn ’18

    Co-Founder & CEO, Volumetrics

  • Self portrait of Shree Raj Shrestha

    Shree Raj Shrestha ’17

    Senior Software Engineer, Automox

  • Self portrait of Ruzgar Zere

    Ruzgar Zere ’18

    Product Lead, MagicPort

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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.

A student stands behind the first stage of a rocket at Kennedy Space Center.
Rollins College computer science professor, Valerie Summet, watches a student presenting.

Dive into Computer Science

The Rollins Computer Science program will educate you to be an effective problem solvers, responsible technical leader, and global citizen. Computer science and its related fields are driving change in every aspect of human society, including communication, media, business, and government. The Rollins Computer Science program will educate you for a future in which technology skills are a requirement for both career success and informed citizenship.

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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.

Khourisader ’23 ’24MBA Earns AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship

Angelina Khourisader ’23 ’24MBA has won an award from the American Association of University Women that provides funding to women of color in historically underrepresented fields.

Rollins Faculty Receive Inclusivity in STEM Learning Grant

The grant will go toward funding a variety of interdisciplinary programs focused on better serving marginalized students who wish to pursue STEM degrees, both at Rollins and beyond.

Hannah Holman ’18 pictured in the signature ball pit in the office of Electronic Arts in Orlando.

Secret Code

Success in today’s high-tech workforce requires more than expert coding chops. Just ask Rollins’ 2018 computer science grads, whose 21st-century skills are helping them thrive in some of today’s coolest careers.

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

  • 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