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. Computer Science majors can also choose to participate in the Dual Degree Engineering Program.

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 data science, 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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Computer Science Program at Meredith College
Students in Meredith’s computer science program 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.

Students in Meredith’s computer science program 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.

STEM Summer School

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Meredith STEM College is an opportunity for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade women to develop their interest in science. 
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Jeanine Carryl

Computer science major Jeanine Carryl, ’22, was drawn to STEM fields from an early age. After graduation, she’ll be working as an associate web developer, a role that resulted from her internship.

Olivia Brown

For Olivia Brown, ’20, identifying her top strengths served her well during her internship as a frontend software developer at HCL Technologies, where she accepted a full-time position after graduation.

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.

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. 
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The Bit Lab

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. 

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Contact Information
Kristin Watkins
Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science
251 Science/Mathematics
(919) 760-8129
watkinsk@meredith.edu
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