Mathematics & Computer Science

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Computer Science Minor

The Computer Science Minor, offered through the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, is an active field of study at Davidson. Several of our students have entered distinguished graduate programs in computer science at Stanford, Duke, and Washington University in St. Louis after earning their undergraduate degree. Both faculty and students have won national and international recognition for software development within physics and bioinformatics.

A minor in computer science consists of six courses (some with prerequisites), the same number of courses required for a minor in a subject at Davidson. It provides for a solid foundation for work or further study in computer science and related fields. For a complete list of program requirements for the minor please visit the College Catalog.


As a computer science student, you have three paths open to you—one leading toward advanced work in computer science, a second toward physics applications and a third toward biology applications. The heart of the curriculum consists of four courses: Data Structures, Analysis of Algorithms, Programming Languages, and Theory of Computation. This is augmented by applied courses with special faculty expertise, as well as seminars and independent studies.

Computer Science Interdisciplinary Minor

Please note that the Computer Science Interdisciplinary Minor will no longer be in place after the 2015-2016 academic year as it is being replaced by the Computer Science Minor. For more information about the Computer Science Interdisciplinary Minor please visit the College Catalog.