Student works on code in robotics lab

Computer Science Department

Computer science study at Grinnell is innovative — you experience varied pedagogical and problem-solving approaches. It’s comprehensive, involving several programming languages and a balance of theory and application. It’s thorough — guided by national curricular guidelines and taught in dedicated facilities. It offers extensive opportunities for student-faculty research, and can prepare you for further study or careers in network and database administration, systems analysis, computer science, technical roles, and independent contracting.

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    Why study computer science?

    The website for the Department of Computer Science offers detailed information for prospective students and for current students.  

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Department News

Computer Science Department Offers Data Science Camp for Middle Schoolers

The Computer Science Department offered a day camp focused on "Data Science for Social Good" for area middle school students.

What It’s Like to Participate in the Diversity Travel Opportunity Program

Or why visiting campus can help you decide if Grinnell is for you. This is a story about four young women who found each other and, ultimately, Grinnell College through the Diversity Travel Opportunity program.

Blazing a Trail of Opportunities

Jarren Santos ’17’s journey to a master of public health degree included an innovative science program, faculty-mentored advanced projects, a tour to meet alumni in data analysis and technology, off-campus research, and a cooperative degree program.

Department Information

(641) 269-4984

Noyce Science Center
1116 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States