BS, BA, MS & Minor Programs

Your Future in Computer Science starts here at WFU

Leading-Edge Research

Your future in Computer Science starts here at WFU

Passionate Faculty Engagement

Your future in Computer Science starts here at WFU

ABOUT THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Home to Computer Science BS, BA, MS, and Minor Programs

The Department of Computer Science at Wake Forest University prepares students for exciting employment opportunities and for entering our own or other prestigious graduate programs.

We boast a highly-qualified and passionate faculty who enjoy student engagement in and out of the classroom and we pride ourselves on the opportunities provided to our students for meaningful participation in leading-edge research on a broad range of contemporary topics creating solutions to real-world problems.

THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Faculty-Student Engagement

The Humanitech Stem Initiative

The Department prides itself on engaging undergraduate and graduate students in and out of the classroom, providing opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members in their scholarship and research. Existing programs in the Department are in the areas of network security, digital sound and music, computing for persons with disabilities, imaging, mobile computing, computational mathematics, computational biophysics, bioinformatics, HPC education, databases/big data, and GPU computing. These areas represent not only research in the Department, but also interdisciplinary collaboration in and out of the sciences in other departments. Undergraduate students routinely engage our faculty in these research areas, and the students often receive summer research fellowships from the University for full-time summer research work.

"The Computer Science Department at Wake Forest is an intimate community allowing deep engagement between students and faculty. We are dedicated to making use of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, performing impactful research, and providing meaningful service opportunities."

Dr. William Turkett, Department Chair

"... I have run my code on one of the largest super computers in the world, traveled to India, Austria, and Japan to present my research and published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences. Without the mentorship and opportunities I found at WFU CS none of this would have been possible."

Read More | Koby Hayashi, WFU CS Undergraduate Student

SOME “AFTER-GRADUATION” STORIES

Our Alumni

Nick Gerace, BS 2019

“The Wake Forest University CS department gave me a community that few other could provide. I felt validated to learn, let myself get nerdy, creative and do awesome stuff with my classmates.
Through founding the Wake Forest hackathon series, WakeHacks, in my sophomore year, I’ve met some amazing people

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Makenzie Whitener, BS May 2018

“I was introduced to Computer Science when I was a Senior in High School. My dad worked for Wake Forest’s CS Department and insisted that I take an AP course to see if I enjoyed the topic. Turns out that Computer Science was one of my passions.

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Hannah Goodwin, BS May 2019

“I was convinced to take Intro to Computer Science because my friend told me I would probably like it. He was right! Just a few weeks into Dr. Cañas‘s class and one of my peers in a study group said, “listen to her, she’s going to be a

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Majors

MS Students

Dedicated Faculty

Areas of Research

FROM OUR BLOG

Latest News

2019-20 John W. Sawyer Award Winner

2019-20 John W. Sawyer Award Winner

We are so pleased to announce that Emily Luo is the recipient of the John W. Sawyer Award for Computer Science for 2019/20.  Established in 1993 in honor of Dr. Jack Sawyer, professor of Mathematics from 1956 to 1988 and the first computer science instructor at Wake...

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