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.


Meet Dr. Beau M. Christ

Dr. Beau M. Christ has taught at Wofford since 2016. Christ focuses his courses on high performance computing, theory of computation, modeling and simulation, data science and computer programming. He is a self-described Beatles fanatic who also plays several instruments, including guitar and piano. He serves as the keyboard/guitar player for Wofford’s faculty band, The Endnotes. He’s also the CEO of his own software company, Nicely Dressed Code.


Meet Ryan Galanie ’23

Ryan Galanie was a member of the Wofford baseball team and was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 13th round of the 2023 Major League Baseball draft. He majored in computer science and Spanish. “The program at Wofford was great for me,” he says. “The professors always went out of their way to know about each student as a human being and to accommodate the busy schedule of athletics at Wofford.”

Recent graduates in Computer Science are working with:

Bank of America
Golden Sachs
National Institute for Computational Sciences
Santee Cooper
United States government

Computer science students have pursued postgraduate studies at:

Carnegie Mellon University
Clemson University
College of William & Mary
Columbia University
Florida State University
Harvard Medical School
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