Earlham’s computer science program is heavily influenced by the liberal arts mission of the College. The department takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes cultural, legal and ethical issues surrounding computing. We provide our graduates with the ability to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology in a variety of contexts.
Alumni have found jobs with such major technology companies as Lucent, Amazon.com, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft, MCI/WorldCom and Ontrack. Others have started their own technology businesses.
Our majors have pursued graduate work in computer science at institutions such as Indiana University; University of California, Santa Cruz; and the universities of Central Florida, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington.
Cracking the Code
Elena Sergienko '14 says that even though most of her fellow computer science majors are male, she has found plenty of support and lots of opportunities to gain skills and build her resume at Earlham. While earning her degree, she has found similar support from successful women in her chosen field as she completed internships with two notable corporations.More
Alex Lemann '06 worked with a group of fellow computer science majors to transform a class assignment into a successful business.More
Earlhamites seek answers to decline in coffee production
A group of Earlham student researchers and two faculty members is working with two alums in Nicaragua over winter break to visit coffee farms and research the fungus that is damaging coffee production worldwide.
The 42,000-square-foot Center for Science and Technology (CST) is home to the math, physics and computer science departments and the Science and Technology Learning Commons, a shared space for all the sciences. The CST connects directly to the newly renovated biology and chemistry departments in Stanley Hall.