Computer Science

Wofford’s computer science major allows students to continuously learn as hardware and software technologies change or as people find new uses for computers. Students focus on fundamental concepts: programming languages, discrete mathematics, data representation, algorithm analysis, computer architecture and software engineering. Students have the opportunity to experience the interdisciplinary applications of computer science in the physical and life sciences and to solve scientific problems using computation.

David Sykes

Meet Dr. David Sykes

Dr. David Sykes, departmental chair and McCalla Professor of Computer Science, holds degrees from Purdue, University of Texas at Austin and Clemson University. He has served as an instructor for courses in object- oriented design and development at Bell Labs and Bell Northern Research. Prior to graduate school, Sykes spent 13 years as a software engineer  developing  compilers and management information systems. He has been a professor of computer science at Wofford since 2001.

Eduardo Castillo

Meet Eduardo Castillo ’19

Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Eduardo Castillo graduated with degrees in computer science and mathematics. During his time at Wofford, Castillo was a Bonner Scholar and participated in Wofford-sponsored national conferences and the Brown University Hackathon. After graduation, Castillo began work as a software engineer at Slack Technologies in San Francisco, Calif. He credits a lot of his success to the invaluable relationships with supportive Wofford faculty.

Recent graduates in Computer Science are working with:

Boeing
Facebook
MetLife
National Institute for Computational Sciences
PowerPlan
ProActive Technology
QS/1
Santee Cooper
United States Government
Unitrends

Computer science students have pursued postgraduate studies at:

Carnegie Mellon University
Clemson University
College of William & Mary
Columbia University
Florida State University
Medical University of South Carolina
North Carolina State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University School of Law