Computer science major Babba Jaden '20

Babba Jaden '20

“Being here has given me more of an idea about what I should do next, what the big next move in my life is. I’m thinking about grad school or research opportunities that I can also get into, just to expand my knowledge of computer science.”

Computer science major Babba Jaden ’20 conducted research at Harvard University this past summer, analyzing data for their Data-Smart City Solutions initiative.

Become an Expert Coder and Design Software to Solve Real Problems.

The computer science major at Elms College teaches you to blend technical knowledge with creative thinking to design smarter software.

As a computer science major, you will become proficient in many programming languages and standards such as C#, Javascript, Python, HTML/CSS, and SQL. But, in addition to learning how to code, you will also learn how to take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and ask questions about how to improve the user experience of new technologies, apps, games, websites, and more.

Find Unique Approaches to Software Development

The Elms computer science major focuses on the design and development of software and the algorithms that make code work efficiently.

Student gain an in-depth understanding of computer science and its applications by taking a wide range of courses in computing science. As a major you’ll study programming, data structures and algorithms, database design, web design, system administration, and more. Electives are customizable, and push you to discover your purpose as a computer scientist or software developer. These courses range from game design and mobile app design to artificial intelligence and digital forensics.

All of our classes are taught in a state-of-the-art computer lab by dedicated faculty. Professors create a welcoming classroom environment that emphasizes applied, interactive, and hands-on learning. Whether you’ve been coding since middle school or are brand new to HTML, you will benefit from the personalized instruction that comes with class sizes of 10-17 students.

Join a Cutting Edge Profession

Computer science is a constantly evolving field that has a high demand for innovative thinkers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts that employment of software developers will grow 24% from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for other fields. A computer science degree from Elms College prepares you to make your mark, whether that involves helping a startup venture develop an emerging technology or a well-established tech company fine-tune its bestsellers.

A combination of class projects and internships will help you make a seamless transition from the classroom to your first job after college. Computer science majors have landed internships at forward-thinking organizations like Station1, exploring how data analysis and computation are used in contemporary civic governance. Recent graduates have also interned at QuEST Global in Windsor Locks, CT, as well as Mass Mutual. Additional internship opportunities on campus and in the Western Massachusetts region expose you to a variety of professional settings with different software needs.

Majors can even take steps toward a career as a full-stack developer, combining coursework, internships, and even a second major in graphic design or computer information technology and security (CITS).

Quick Info

  • Hands-on coursework. View our Courses and Curriculum page to learn more.
  • Small class sizes
  • Career-oriented curriculum
  • Internships at organizations throughout the New England region. Students have recently interned at Station1, QuEST Global, and Mass Mutual.

Joe Gaszi '17

Photo of computer information technology graduate Joe Gaszi“Knowing that people across the country are seeing my work, and that it’s helping them get in contact with the company I work for, is awesome.”

Joe Gaszi ’17 got a job as a software developer at 1st Alliance Lending, a mortgage loan company, after graduating in only three years. His first project involved redesigning the company’s consumer portal to make it easier for homebuyers to obtain a mortgage loan online. Read Joe’s story.