Welcome to Computer Science!

Computer science at Rhodes College provides students the opportunity to study the world of technology, computation, and algorithmic thinking in the context of a liberal arts education. We offer a rigorous curriculum that blends theory and practice to prepare students for future opportunities in industry or graduate school.

Whether you’re interested in majoring, minoring, or just exploring computer science in combination with another field, you’ll find courses here that will empower you to leverage computational thinking to make a difference in the world.

In our department, you’ll find:

Our graduates have gone onto careers in cybersecurity, game design, high-performance computing, database analytics, and machine learning, as well as in software development and engineering at a wide variety of organizations. Recent graduates have taken jobs with such companies as Amazon, Google, International Paper, Real Capital Analytics, Cook Systems International, Summit Engineering, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, FedEx, Axciom, IBM, The Vanguard Group, Information Systems Consultants, Memphis-Shelby County Schools, AutoZone, and ARGO Data Resource Corporation. The employment outlook for computer scientists with liberal arts backgrounds is very strong.

Other recent graduates have pursued master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science or related disciplines at schools such as Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Texas, the University of Utah, and Vanderbilt University.