Why Computer Science at E&H?

Professor assisting computer science students with course work

As a computer scientist, you will be expected to work on a wide variety of projects collaborating with many other professionals.

The project based focus of the Computer Science program here at E&H will prepare you for these types of opportunities. Computer Scientists are capable of bringing a wide variety of tools to the most challenging problems faced by humanity in the 21st century. Our CS faculty will actively be engaged in each students’ development by encouraging professional development through collaborative projects and individual accomplishments. Computer scientists are problem solvers and are looking to improve or adapt current technology to meet the needs of the future. Currently, faculty have research interests in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data science, concurrency, and networking.

Faculty have been leaders in nationally funding grants and contracts. Recently, Dr. Carr was involved in a collaborative effort with a large consortium of colleges and universities focusing on cybersecurity education and training materials. This effort was funded by the Department of Energy and the total amount of funding was over 25 million. Students who were supported by this funding have found jobs both in government and industry. Two former advisees of Dr. Carr are currently research scientists at Sandia National Laboratories.

The CS department here at Emory & Henry focuses on personal student development, by active learning with an emphasis on real world projects. Our primary goal is to produce Computer Science graduates who are both technically competent and sufficiently well grounded in theory so that they can contribute to fundamental research in several areas in Computer Science.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Computer Science program is to prepare graduates to:

  • Exhibit mastery-level knowledge of common themes and principles;
  • Demonstrate a well-developed appreciation of the interplay between theory and practice;
  • Work effectively in a variety of settings using multiple languages, systems, and environments;
  • Develop and carry out multi-faceted projects that address real-world problems;
  • Pursue professional growth through independent study and mastery of new tools of the
    profession;
  • Exhibit mastery-level knowledge of the interplay of ethical issues, technical problems, and
    aesthetic values that play an important part in the development of computing systems;
  • Exhibit clear and effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Successfully collaborate with individuals within and external to the profession.