The Department of Computer Science at American University balances the practical and theoretical aspects of computer science and provides students with a background for professional employment or further study in the discipline. Our graduates move on to a wide range of careers that includes software development and design, multimedia computing, artificial intelligence and computer vision, and other technical computing professions.
As a student in our department, you will:
Master state-of-the-art technologies necessary to keep pace with this rapidly changing field.
Receive individual attention in
classes with fewer than 20 students.
Conduct research and complete independent studies with
faculty members actively researching a variety of fields, including: artificial intelligence, scientific computing, databases and knowledge discovery, computer architecture, computational geometry, and computer vision.
Obtain internships and utilize resources at the various high-tech companies and government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area, including: IBM, Mellon Bank, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and a variety of nonprofit organizations and start-up companies