As a Computer Science Leader at Connecticut College, you will be part of a program designed for students like you: community college and two-year college (2YC) graduates interested in earning a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (CS). As part of a cohort of transfer students focusing on CS, you will have the support of a close-knit group of classmates that will help you settle in and become an integral part of life at a small residential liberal arts college. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage in exciting and innovative CS research with faculty at Connecticut College, both during the school year, and during a funded summer internship.

Opportunities in computer science

Computer science plays a critical role in nearly all industries and fields of study, and this major will provide the foundation for numerous possible careers including academic research as well as opportunities like software engineering, web design, mobile app development, management or business consulting, and big data analytics. Students graduating from our CS program commonly enter industries such as internet services, telecommunications, healthcare, productivity software, banking/finance, and tech startups and consulting firms of all kinds, or continue graduate studies at research universities. 

Coursework is dynamic and student-centered, with small classes and labs. Learning is often project-based, with an emphasis on developing independent creativity as well as critical thinking skills. The Computer Science Department is very involved in interdisciplinary projects, working with other departments such as Anthropology, Art (and the Ammerman Center for Art and Technology), Biology, Botany, Ecology, Economics, Geophysics, and Music. The department emphasizes undergraduate research - you will have the opportunity to engage in novel CS research with faculty at Connecticut College, both during the school year, and during the summer.

Mentorship and support

The Science Leaders program will build on your interest in CS by providing thoughtful mentoring and support from our faculty and other science students, including career preparation and counseling and assistance applying to graduate school. In addition to the support within the Science Leaders program, you will have access to Connecticut College’s award-winning career development program and top-notch academic resource center.