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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.



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Kristin Watkins
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science
251 Science/Mathematics
(919) 760-8129
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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.


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Meredith’s computer science program prepares graduates to succeed in the computer science field, one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Students work in a uniquely collaborative environment, have access to a variety of resources, and gain hands-on experience in the field through a required internship.

Computer Science Program at Meredith College

Meredith’s computer science program prepares graduates to succeed in the computer science field, one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Students work in a uniquely collaborative environment, have access to a variety of resources, and gain hands-on experience in the field through a required internship.

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Pinaky Patel

Pinaky Patel

From the moment Pinaky Patel, ’19, returned to the United States at the age of 17, she had a dream of earning a degree in computer science. Almost 20 years later, that dream is a reality.

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson, ’16, came to Meredith to earn a second bachelor’s degree in computer science after earning her first degree in psychology.

Eran Artigues

Eran Artigues

Eran Artigues, ’18, has taken on the challenges of pursuing two STEM degrees while competing on the softball diamond and developing her skills through experiential learning opportunities.

Science & Math Building

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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

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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 »