The curriculum for Computer Science and Information Security majors at Anderson University educates students for a life of service in the church and in society and follows the recommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) with an emphasis on hands-on experiential learning. Additionally, the course content follows the recommendations of the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency for a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).
Studying Computer Science provides students with an understanding of fundamental computational and mathematical principles, and an entry point into one of the fastest growing segments of industry. The major also strongly complements other areas of study, including English, Biblical studies, mathematics, accounting, business administration, and physics.
In recent years, many of our graduates have been hired by companies such as Genesys, Salesforce, Ontario Systems, LIDS, Scale, Hackd, Epic, Navient, DPS, E-gineering, Aptera, Recondo, Renaissance Electronics Services, Appiro, WDD Software Solutions, and more. Other alumni have gone on to graduate school in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or to Medical School.
In 1965, a cutting-edge IBM 1620 was installed on AU's campus. The Department of Computer Science of Anderson University was established in 1967, as one of the first Computer Science departments in the nation.