Earlham’s computer science program is heavily influenced by the liberal arts mission of the College. The department takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes cultural, legal and ethical issues surrounding computing. We provide our graduates with the ability to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology in a variety of contexts.
Alumni have found jobs with such major technology companies as Lucent, Amazon.com, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft, MCI/WorldCom and Ontrack. Others have started their own technology businesses.
Our majors have pursued graduate work in computer science at institutions such as Indiana University; University of California, Santa Cruz; and the universities of Central Florida, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Washington.
Flannery Currin ’19, who once dreaded computer courses, is pursuing a career in human-computer interaction and quality of life technology.
Elena Sergienko '14 says that even though most of her fellow computer science majors are male, she has found plenty of support and lots of opportunities to gain skills and build her resume at Earlham.
The 42,000-square-foot Center for Science and Technology (CST) is home to the math, physics and computer science departments and the Science and Technology Learning Commons, a shared space for all the sciences. The CST connects directly to the newly renovated biology and chemistry departments in Stanley Hall.