Computer Science

Students that major in Computer Science are at the forefront of technology.

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Technically speaking, our students know their stuff

Our students learn to think critically, logically, and abstractly. They gain both an understanding of the underlying theory and concepts of computing as well as the facility to integrate theory with practice. They write software that improve the quality of life, they develop incredibly powerful websites, they design and implement systems, they develop new technology.

You'll explore a wide range of courses focused on system and technology development. And you'll use what you learn to build a rewarding career in programming, web development, system support, network administration, database design, computer and network security, applications development and software engineering and other high-tech fields. The demand for computer scientists in the workplace remains strong.

You'll work with a faculty advisor to tailor your program to your interests and career goals. The Computer Science and Informatics Program offers many closely-related programs — such as health informatics, web design & development and information technology — as well as the 3+1 Computer Science/M.S. in Library and Information Science.

Online BS in Computer Science

The computer science major is also available to students in our online program. Join tomorrow’s innovators on our digital campus to learn how to develop the future of tech—from anywhere

Hands-on research experience is a key part of a Simmons science education. Research opportunities are open to students as early as the freshman year. Many students also complete internships. Students have been placed at  industry, government, nonprofits, and academic institutions. Quite often an internship will lead to a job upon graduation.

Students are offered networking opportunities by connecting them to professionals and organizations dedicated to their chosen field. Simmons University is a member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Student Story

My dream is to provide underserved communities with free, quality educational resources so I chose to major in computer science. Halfway through my first year at Simmons, I decided to double major in mathematics because I just find it so fascinating!

Our Faculty

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Nanette Veilleux

  • Professor of Computer Science and Director, Division of Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics
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Amber Stubbs

  • Associate Professor and Director, Division of Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics