Computer Science Major & Minor
The Computer Science program at Stonehill focuses on the understanding and design of computers and computational processes. Emphasis is placed on making processes efficient and endowing them with some form of intelligence.
Learn to Endow Computer Processes With Intelligence
At Stonehill, computer science consists of an array of courses that blend computer theory, software applications and computer architecture. Courses in computer theory provide the foundation for tomorrow's technology.
The software component of the curriculum begins with basic computer programming and progresses to more applied topics such as database management systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Architecture courses allow students to understand computer hardware from both the engineer's and the programmer's point of view. This balanced mix of theory and application provides graduates with the requisite background for both entry into the computer profession and further graduate study in computer science.
Core Components of the Program
Courses in computer theory provide the foundation for tomorrow’s technology. Under the rubric of theory, students study topics such as computability, finite state machines and graph theory as well as the design and analysis of algorithms.
The architecture sequence consists of several courses that explore the computer “under the hood.” Architecture courses allow students to understand computer hardware from both the engineer’s and the programmer’s point of view.
The software component of the curriculum begins with elementary (object oriented) computer programming and progresses to more advanced topics such as database management systems, artificial intelligence and operating systems. In the final Capstone course, student teams develop large software systems using the principles of software engineering.
A Transformation Grounded in Trust
At Stonehill, there is a culture of trust between students and professors. The result is deeper learning both on and off campus and the confidence to push yourself further. Small class sizes and faculty advising ensure each student has the opportunity to discover their purpose.