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.

"Through teaching and collaborative research, we aim to discover, design and create novel technologies and approaches to real world problems - in service to the world, our nation, and our community."

Dr. Pete Santago, 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

Patrick Kruse, BS 2008

After graduating from Wake with a BS in Computer Science, I moved to San Francisco and joined KPMG’s IT Advisory practice, specifically within the Information Risk Management group. Most of my time with this group was spent performing IT general control assessments in support of external financial statement audit teams.

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Lesley Gustafson, BS 2012

After graduating, Lesley moved to Washington, DC to work for Accenture Federal Services as an analyst in their Technology Consulting practice. At Accenture, she learned the increasingly popular IT Service Management platform ServiceNow, and completed several projects implementing the tool for various federal agencies.

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Dan Applegate, BS 2009

AFter a 9-month apprencticeship as an actor, I moved to New York in May of 2010. In January of 2011, I began working as a developer at a New York-based digital agency called Rokkan, where I built highly interactive websites and Facebook applications for clients such as Chipotle, Ford, and Kraft Foods. In June of 2012, I was hired to join the team at Skillshare…

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Dan Applegate, BS 2009

AFter a 9-month apprencticeship as an actor, I moved to New York in May of 2010. In January of 2011, I began working as a developer at a New York-based digital agency called Rokkan, where I built highly interactive websites and Facebook applications for clients such as Chipotle, Ford, and Kraft Foods. In June of 2012, I was hired to join the team at Skillshare…

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Dan Applegate, BS 2009

AFter a 9-month apprencticeship as an actor, I moved to New York in May of 2010. In January of 2011, I began working as a developer at a New York-based digital agency called Rokkan, where I built highly interactive websites and Facebook applications for clients such as Chipotle, Ford, and Kraft Foods. In June of 2012, I was hired to join the team at Skillshare…

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Dan Applegate, BS 2009

AFter a 9-month apprencticeship as an actor, I moved to New York in May of 2010. In January of 2011, I began working as a developer at a New York-based digital agency called Rokkan, where I built highly interactive websites and Facebook applications for clients such as Chipotle, Ford, and Kraft Foods. In June of 2012, I was hired to join the team at Skillshare…

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Dan Applegate, BS 2009

AFter a 9-month apprencticeship as an actor, I moved to New York in May of 2010. In January of 2011, I began working as a developer at a New York-based digital agency called Rokkan, where I built highly interactive websites and Facebook applications for clients such as Chipotle, Ford, and Kraft Foods. In June of 2012, I was hired to join the team at Skillshare…

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