Computer Science Department

With a solid foundation in computer science and access to state-of-the-art computing facilities, Washington & Lee students are empowered with the problem-solving skills to tackle tomorrow's challenges. Since computer science affects so many other disciplines, many students pursue computer science along with another major. Some students complement another major with computer science courses to improve their marketability after graduation.

Computers have transformed life as we know it. Advances in computing enabled breakthroughs in genetics, protein modeling, medicine, weather simulations, and most scientific fields. Because of the Internet, people separated by oceans can communicate and collaborate at work and through social networks.

The Internet has also revolutionized business practices. Video game and movie graphics are increasingly realistic. Children can learn various skills using fun, educational software. Policies and laws had to be rewritten to account for the new world created in cyberspace. Computer science has been at the center of this technological revolution, creating new opportunities and presenting new challenges in a variety of fields. Computer scientists advance the state of the art by creating more efficient, effective solutions to problems.

Our faculty are devoted to preparing students for their futures as leaders in computer science by teaching them the fundamental problem-solving skills and concepts of computer science and challenging them to derive innovative solutions to new problems. Our faculty also actively participate in research and scholarship, collaborating with colleagues inside and outside of Washington and Lee.

Computer Science Department Blog

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CSCI PBK Inductees

The Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation was held on March 19, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Below is a list of the CSCI students that were inducted into PBK on the 19th: - From...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CSCI Dept. T-Shirts

The Computer Science Department T-Shirts are here!  The shirts were designed by CSCI students and alumni and printed by a local Lexington vendor (see contact info below).  Shirts are available to...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Around the World with Cathy Wang ’15 (CSCI minor)

In the short five months that I have spent in London, I have fallen truly madly deeply in love with the city. Samuel Johnson said it best, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Amin ’17’s Greener Alternative

Sophomore computer science major Azmain Amin ’17’s entrepreneurial idea for better grocery bags, called PolyGreen Bags, is featured on the W&L home page.  Amin’s idea won first...