About the Computer and Information Science Program
Science, technology, information, and contemporary business methods demand computer science expertise in the areas of analysis and problem solving. A computer and information science major or minor at Spring Arbor University approaches the fundamental concepts of the discipline (algorithms and data structures, programming languages, architecture, software methodology and engineering, artificial intelligence, operating systems, database, numerical and symbolic computation and human-computer communication) from the perspective of theory, abstraction, design and social context. These concepts are applied in the laboratory setting, giving students practical experience.
Why should you choose SAU’s computer science program?
The computer science program has adopted a breadth-first approach to the discipline, exposing students to major concepts early in their experience. This approach is based on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) curriculum guidelines. Students apply these concepts as they analyze and develop solutions in the laboratory setting. Small class sizes provide many opportunities for one-on-one interaction between faculty and students. Early in their programs, students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the discipline by working as lab assistants and in other computer-related jobs on campus.