Department of Computer Science

Why Study Computing?

Computing is the new mathematics and new stethoscope of the 21st century!

Contrary to popular belief, computing isn’t just about computer programming. In the Department of Computer Science you will learn to help humanity by solving real-world problems through the innovative and creative use of computer hardware and software.

Opportunities without Boundaries

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, half of all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs will be in the computing discipline. Many of these jobs are newly created or yet to be created in response to rapid advances in the discipline.

Computing professionals are at the forefront of solving grand challenge problems such as world hunger, drug discovery, personalized medicine, next-generation airplanes, self-driving automobiles, pollution control, and protecting the environment.

Well-Rounded Academic Preparation

No matter what your academic and career pursuits are, computing knowledge gives you an edge. It transforms you from being a consumer of software technologies to a creator of solutions to problems that matter most to our society.

Computing Undergraduate Education

An Enviable Foundation for Professional Graduate Degrees in Health Care and Law

Students planning to pursue graduate professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and physical therapy often choose biology or chemistry as an undergraduate major. However, an undergraduate computing degree gives you an unparalleled advantage for admission to graduate professional degrees and beyond.

Explore this site to learn about the computing academic programs, research, and student and faculty activities of the Computer Science Department at ECU.