Navigation
Computer Science


Computer Science

The computer science major allows students to develop a broad understanding of current technologies and fundamental knowledge of architecture and operating systems. Through the program, students demonstrate strong analytical and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to design and implement programming solutions.



Contact Information
Kristin Watkins
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science
251 Science/Mathematics
(919) 760-8129
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Explore all Majors »

  • Maryam Ahmed, ’17, has utilized one of her greatest strengths by assisting with causes about which she is passionate.
  • Mercy Rialem, ’17, took full advantage of the Office of Career Planning to help shape her career journey and gain valuable experience
  • Caitlyn DeBona, ’14, had many experiences as a Meredith student she hadn’t originally planned when she arrived on campus

Computer science is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With an ideal location near Research Triangle Park, Meredith is able to provide internship opportunities at top companies like SAS Institute and Fidelity Investments. And, we offer a uniquely collaborative environment and a variety of opportunities to support women who enter fields like computer science that are traditionally chosen by men.

Meredith offers both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts in computer science, as well as minors in mathematics, mathematics/computer applications, statistics and web development. The Bachelor of Arts degree, which requires only 30 credit hours, is ideally suited for students wishing to combine an interest in computer studies with a minor or second major in another area.

Mercy Rialem

Mercy Rialem

Mercy Rialem, ’17, took full advantage of the Office of Career Planning to help shape her career journey and gain valuable experience.

Kristin Long

Kristin Long

Computer science major Kristin Long, ’17, feels well prepared for her job as a software developer after graduation.

Maryam Ahmed

Maryam Ahmed

Maryam Ahmed has utilized one of her greatest strengths by assisting with causes about which she is passionate.

Science & Math Building

Science and Math Building Arial

The Science and Mathematics Building (SMB) boasts 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art learning space, including 13 dedicated laboratories that support ongoing student and faculty research. Take a virtual tour »

The Bit Lab

Close up of computer fan and processor

The Bit Lab is a unique student-run computer lab used exclusively by computer science majors, who have built high end PCs and installed Linux operating systems and networking. Read more about our student resources »