What You Will Learn as a Computer Science Major

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.

Two Rollins College students wearing honors degree program shirts.

Global Citizenship

The Computer Science program supports your learning through a variety of activities that allow you to apply your skills in real-world contexts. Recent students have done community engagement work with elementary school students, developed apps for a local historical society, and interned with some of the world’s top tech companies and labs, including Amazon and NASA.

The program supports your learning through high-impact practices, such as internships, research experiences, community engagement, and international experiences that develop a global perspective.

Rollins College computer science graduate, Michael Gutensohn ’18, poses in front of a rocket ship at the Kennedy Space Center.

Productive Careers

Computer science degree holders are in high demand. Our alumni work at some of the world’s leading software and tech companies, including Apple, GitHub, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. Others recent graduates have gone on to prestigious graduate programs at Georgia Tech, UC-Berkeley, and the University of Notre Dame, among others.

You will develop proficiency in all core areas of computer science, including programming in multiple languages, systems, and the fundamental math of computation. You will be adept at best practices of modern software development, including agile methods and test-driven development. All computer science students complete multiple large-scale team projects during their degrees.

The CS program also offers a minor that can complement any other major.

Two Rollins College students present during a hack-a-thon event.

Responsible Leadership

Responsible leadership in the 21st Century requires the ability to understand and evaluate technology. Computer science majors develop critical thinking, written and oral communication skills, and sensitivity to the ethical issues raised by technology in our society, including privacy, data security, and AI.

Three Rollins College students work on building a robot in class.

Meaningful Lives

Change, adaptation, and life-long learning are essential for computing professionals. More than just programming, a computer science degree will equip you with the problem solving and communication skills that will serve you for the rest of your life, regardless of the path you take.

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