Computer Science
Offered by the Computer Science department.

Computer science-related positions are a mainstay on annual “top careers” lists—and for good reason. Technology is part of everything we do. Devices and networks. Apps and algorithms. Ecommerce and online learning. At Wheaton, you’ll learn computing theory and then see it in action in classes like cryptography, data structures, and robots, games and problem solving. You can take your analytical and programming skills to nearly any industry, and into information security, database management, software development, IT, and related areas. Adding a minor or second major can make you even more marketable in emerging fields like genomics and data science.

Programs

Outcomes

98% of Computer Science majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation*

98%
of Computer Science majors

Recent Graduates


Sample First Jobs

  • Associate QA Engineer, Fidelity Investments
  • Front-end Web Developer, IBM
  • Programmer Analyst, Meditech
  • Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Technology Associate, Liberty Mutual Insurance


Sample Graduate Schools

  • Northeastern University
  • University of Pennsylvania

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 74% for the classes of 2014-2018

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

Brandon Witter

2020, Computer Science

Henrietta Gates '72 Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning

Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship Network (GCSEN), Kingston, NY

My internship exposed me to the professional world outside of an academic setting. I gained invaluable experience, resources and interests that have shaped my career development.

Jacob Loberti

2020, Computer Science

Keefe Family Foundation Work and Learning Fellows Endowment

Wheaton College Lexomics Research Group, Norton, MA

My experience at Lexomics helped me realize my potential in the realm of critical thinking, and how I want to be able to utilize that in a workspace I love.

Riad Jaber

2021, Computer Science, Physics

Virginia A. Weil '65 Endowed Internship Fund

Fujitsu Advanced Technology Limited, Kawasaki, Tokyo, Japan

My goal is to work in nuclear power, a field that requires multiple areas of knowledge, such as computer modeling and artificial intelligence. This internship helped me work on the skills required to build an effective model to simulate different scenarios on a computer.

Javier Esteban de Celis

2021, Computer Science

Mars Fellow Career Exploration Fund

Deimos Engenharia, Lisbon, Portugal

I developed my team-working and problem-solving skills. I also was able to use the majority of the material I learned in my math and computer science classes and got the chance to develop abilities in new areas, such as machine learning and data analysis.

Caleb Braddick

2021, Computer Science

Merit Scholarship

Wheaton College Lexomics Research Group

I learned that I need to have more patience when coding, and also how to manage project priorities and workflow.

Faculty

Walter Eykel

Visiting Instructor of Computer Science

Martin Gagné

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Michael B. Gousie

Professor of Computer Science

Mark D. LeBlanc

Professor of Computer Science

Tony Tong

Assistant Professor of Computer Science