Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Major in Computer Science

Sweet Briar CollegeSweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has announced that it is adding a new bachelor’s degree program in computer science.

First-year students will take courses in calculus, statistics, and engineering design. Majors will take two semester studying Python, one semester of Java, and one semester of C/C++ and Linux. Upper-level elective courses in computer security, computer vision, and data science will be offered.

headshot-deweese-pamPamela DeWeese, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs stated that “we are excited that the program will benefit all students, majors and non-majors alike. Since computing is part of virtually everything we do in the twenty-first century, it makes sense that computer science should be included in a liberal arts education. Whether a student plans to pursue a career in the sciences, medicine, the arts or the humanities, computer science will help her succeed in today’s tech-driven society.”

Dr. DeWeese is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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