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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.

One-year Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

The Department of Computer Science at Boston College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer position, beginning Fall 2015. This is a one-year, non-tenure track position, with a 3/3 teaching load and a possibility of renewal.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references at

Department News

CS Info Session, April 8, 2015

The Computer Science Department will hold an Information Session on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 5-6 PM in St. Mary's Hall South, 2nd Floor.

Thinking about Computer Science? Wondering what courses to take next semester? Come to the Computer Science Info Session on Wednesday, April 8, from 5:00-6:00 PM at St. Mary's Hall South, 2nd Floor. Pizza, soda and great advice from CS students and faculty!

Questions? Please call Jane Costello at 617-552-3975.

José Bento Ayres Pereira Highlighted in Boston College Magazine

José Bento Ayres Pereira, a new Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department was highlighted along with 43 other freshman faculty in the latest issue of Boston College Magazine.

Computer Science Department Moves to its New Home

The Computer Science Department recently moved into the newly renovated St. Mary’s Hall.

Photo of BC Team Participants in ACM Programming Contest

BC Team Places in ACM Programming Contest

A Boston College team finished in third place in the Boston area preliminaries of the ACM programming contest on October 19 at Wellesley College and UMass Boston.

2014 Scholar Recipients

The College of Arts and Sciences recently named CS majors Dylan Wolff and Farhaad Naim as recipients of a Dean's Scholar and a Sophomore Scholar, respectively.

photo of Hao Jiang

Hao Jiang Promoted

Computer Science faculty member Hao Jiang has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Student Profile

Charae Tongg

Charae Tongg '15 has explored a plethora of fields in her studies, but has always been in love with CS. She advocates that "computer science is the perfect specialty for someone with a wide array of interests, because it's just as widely applicable." In the summer of 2013, Charae interned at ProfitBricks and experienced firsthand the ins and outs of a modern startup.

Alumna Profile

Lauren Smith

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.