This is a great time to be looking at a major in computer science at Hardin-Simmons University! We have four degrees available depending on your interests. We have multiple computer labs, a competent and caring faculty and various additional opportunities for involvement. Read on to see if computer science sounds like a good match for you. Or you can read about the Got Thought? workshop to learn one way to investigate computer science without the time or expense of a college course.
Do you enjoy working on mind puzzles? Do logic problems make your eyes glisten? Are you the kind of person who won't give up when confronted with a mental challenge? If that sounds like you then have we got a major for you! Computer science, at its very core, is a problem-solving discipline. We use computers as tools to help solve difficult problems. We often construct solutions by building programs in languages such as Java, C , or Visual Basic. Sometimes it takes tenacity to get to the bottom of a challenging problem. However, the feeling you have when you figure it out makes it all worthwhile!
HSU professor Chris Thibault has recently developed a course in computer forensics. The course is supported by a dedicated lab. See the Abilene Reporter News article for more info.
The instructors in Computer Science at Hardin-Simmons would love to train you in the challenges and joys of problem-solving. The introductory courses teach basic methods of programming which are used in many of the following courses. We do not hesitate to change the content of courses to keep pace with current trends. While we work hard to stay abreast of the needs of industry, we also honor the immutable concepts in computer science that have been present in the discipline over the years. Our goal is that our graduates will enter the field as independent problem-solvers.
Got Thought? Workshop
The Got Thought? workshop is offered by the Computer Science department at Hardin-Simmons University as a non-credit workshop for select high school students. The workshop is offered one week during the summer and investigates various topics in computer science. The workshop has only twelve positions which are filled based on the merit of applications. To get the full scoop check out the Got Thought? website: http://gotthought.hsutx.edu