The Computer Science program at Linfield equips students not only with a competitive technical background, but also with an understanding of the discipline as a whole.
In a Computer Science major’s course plan is a wide range of courses in programming, database management systems, data abstraction, algorithm design, software engineering, operating systems and networking, intelligent systems, computer graphics and animation, and computer architecture. All majors complete a capstone project (COMP 490), which constitutes research or the development of a software application. Many students have expanded their projects into the application market; most recently, Cody Levien ‘12, developed the game, Tap N Dash, for Android. Additionally, students are required to learn about advanced topics in computer science (COMP 485), which may include software engineering, human-computer interaction, advanced networking and systems administration, and finite automata and languages.
The department also recognizes students with two annual awards - the Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Service to the Department Award. Students also get the chance to showcase their talents at external competitions. For the past two years, Linfield has been sending outstanding teams to the National Cyber League Security Competition. In 2012, the Linfield Cyber Defense Team placed fifth in the Western Conference, and 18th in the entire country.
Learn more about student achievements and projects in the Computer Science Department.