Welcome to the Computer Science Department at Boston College. We're committed to advancing the state of the art in Computer Science, and to providing a challenging and exciting education for our students.
Faculty members maintain active programs of research and publication in computer vision, programming languages, machine learning, data mining, databases, modeling and simulation, and the theory of computation.
We offer academic programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science, as well as minor programs in Computer Science, Scientific Computation and Bioinformatics, a concentration in the Carroll School of Management, and an assortment of introductory-level and Core courses for non-specialists. Our advanced students have the opportunity to carry out independent study and to collaborate with faculty on research projects.
What Computer Science Course Should I Take?
The Computer Science Department is offering four introductory courses during the 2012-13 academic year.
The Computer Science Department invites applications for a one- year, non-renewable visiting position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the 2013- 2014 academic year.
Computer Science faculty member Hao Jiang has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
BC's Computer Science program attracted Matthew Ricketson '13 because it offered a smaller more intimate learning experience, allowing him to build personal relationships with professors. While at BC he has become the president of the Computer Science Society and started a mobile app business with his classmates.
Lauren Smith '11 believes computer science is ”the perfect synthesis of math, logic, and technology”. She credits BC for not only teaching her technical skills, but also the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to be prepared for a CS job.