Computer Science Department
Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness.
According to the Association of Computing Machinery:
"Creating high-quality computing solutions is a highly creative activity, and computing supports creative work in many other fields. The best solutions in computing exhibit high levels of elegance and beauty."
DePauw students have consistently demonstrated their ability to think outside of the box -- and our curriculum gives students plenty of opportunities for student-driven creative work. Whether pursuing an independently designed Winter Term project, competing in the annual Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, working on a project for one of our student computing clubs (ACM , ACM-W, or programming team), or exploring a research project during the summer, students are regularly asked to develop creative solutions to open-ended problems. In fact, each student culminates the major by designing, implementing, testing and documenting a significant software system. While a faculty member serves as a guide and mentor, the student drives most of the creative process based on his or her own interests. This is fantastic preparation for life after DePauw!