Program Overview

DEGREE TYPE
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
DEPARTMENT
Computer Science
Department Chair Name
Kevin Treu
DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT
Kala Kennemore

What is a computer science degree?

Our world runs on software – and that software runs because of the people who imagined, designed, programmed and built it. Capitalizing on the monumental capabilities of expanding information technology will require practical skills combined with creative vision – both qualities that an intensive program of study will cultivate. A computer science degree represents the culmination of that study in a university setting. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.

Why study computer science at Furman?

Furman’s strong, well-established computer science program has much to offer students, most importantly a dedicated faculty and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The department offers a host of research and internship opportunities and is equipped with three main laboratories, private research workstations for students, state-of-the-art software, 3D scanning and printing facilities, a student lounge, complete wireless access and a teaching theater with video presentation facilities. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.

How will you learn?

Engaged learning for a computer science major might include participating in research projects supported by grants from organizations such as NASA, Apple Computer and the Carnegie Mellon Foundation. You’ll work in state-of-the-art computer laboratories and with a workstation specifically designed for data analytics. Students have interned with companies such as BMW, Michelin, Hitachi Solutions and Advoco.

Computer science courses: What will you study?

Sample courses include:

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  • 75%
    graduates who went on to full-time employment
  • 21%
    graduates who went on to graduate school
  • 93%
    students who participated in at least one engaged learning experience
What our students say
“This program gave me a great chance to grow my applied problem-solving skills for my career plan. It built a basic foundation for everything that I need in order to learn whatever technical skills I want. I really enjoyed all my interactions with faculty and fellow students, even if sometimes it was challenging. My research experiences were very enriching and allowed me to explore my interests.”
– Ethan Grantham ’21

Our faculty

Your academic advisor will help you explore your passions, define your interests and achieve your goals. You’ll tap into a widespread network of community and alumni mentors to help you on your individual educational path – and to the opportunities at the end of it. Furman’s computer science faculty represents decades of study and real-world expertise.

Ken Abernethy

Emeritus Professor of CS; Visiting Professor of CS (2019-present); Director Rushing Center for Teaching and Technology

Christopher Alvin

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Bryan Catron

Instructor, Computer Science

James Eynon

Adjunct, Computer Science

Paula Gabbert

Professor of Computer Science

Chris Healy

Professor of Computer Science; Undergraduate Evening Studies Faculty

Andrea Tartaro

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Kevin Treu

Professor and Chair
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