Computer Science Department
Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.
According to the Association of Computing Machinery:
"An increasing number of universities and employers see successful completion of a computer science course as a sign of academic well-roundedness."
DePauw has long recognized that computer science contributes to a well-rounded education. The DePauw faculty recently approved a new set of graduation requirements for all students in the College of Liberal Arts. We are proud that the faculty included the word "computational" when they specified that every student would take courses in "the behavioral, computational, mathematical, and natural sciences. These courses explore the physical, mechanical, and quantitative working of numbers, matter, and life. Through observation, experimentation, and scientific and mathematical reasoning, they seek to comprehend the world and model its operations." These requirements help to prepare students for a variety of career paths.