Computer Science

Computer science is an ever-evolving field as advances change its dynamics seemingly daily. Students in the major at Wofford learn as the hardware and software changes develop and as the world finds new uses for computers. Students focus on fundamental concepts: programming languages, discrete mathematics, data representation, algorithm analysis, computer architecture and software engineering.

David Sykes

David Sykes

David Sykes holds degrees from Purdue University, the 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. He 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.

Brandon Goodson '17

Brandon Goodson '17

Goodson, who played quarterback for the Wofford football team, interned in the IT field at the Aspen Institute. He described the Wofford computer science program as one that offers practical training as well as study in a variety of programming languages.

Recent graduates in Computer Science are working with:


American Credit Acceptance


Blue Cross and Blue Shield



Computer Sciences Corp.



Los Alamos National Laboratory


Milliken and Company

National Institute for Computational Sciences

National Security Agency


ProActive Technology


Red Rocket Games

Rhythm and Hues

Santee Cooper




Computer Science students have completed postgraduate studies at:

Carnegie Mellon University

Charleston School of Law

Clemson University

College of Charleston

College of William and Mary

Columbia University

Columbus State University

Emory University

Florida State University

Georgia Tech

Medical University of South Carolina

North Carolina State University

University of California at Berkeley

University of Pennsylvania

University of South Carolina

University of Texas

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University School of Law