Computer science isn’t just driving technology; it’s driving the future. Computing is an international language that we must learn if we want to converse effectively in this evolving world.

Why study Computer Science at Sewanee?

There’s perhaps no more applicable field of study as we move further into a digital age. The world has come to depend on rapid rates of digital progression, and computer scientists are in great demand. That’s right—we’re talking to you. Sewanee’s computer science program will instill a deep understanding of both the mathematics of the field and the social forces behind it. As esoteric as it may seem, computer science solves people’s problems, making it a valuable and relevant language for everyone.

With diverse electives like graphics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and programming, you’ll have the option to focus on what interests you most. Co-curricular opportunities in the department include a National Science Foundation-sponsored initiative for undergraduate research in software development.


Sewanee graduates secure positions in a variety of fields. Some you would expect, others are a bit of a surprise. Sewanee prepares you for your profession and your passion. Below is a sampling of recent graduates' first jobs.

  • System developer analyst, Accenture Federal Services, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Technology analyst, Credit Suisse, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sewanee graduates enjoy extraordinary acceptance rates to top graduate and pre-professional programs–about 95 percent to law school and over 85 percent to medical school. Below is a sampling of where Sewanee grads continue their education.

  • Ph.D., in Computer Science, Clemson University.

A Sampling of Courses

Computer Science

Programs of Study

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Computer Science


Stephen P. Carl
Professor of computer science, Computer Science Program Director

Woods Lab 133, Ext. 1305