Why Study Computer Science?
The future is here now for those ready to embrace it. The study of computer science will stimulate your creativity and imagination. The program teaches students to expand the frontiers of knowledge by applying computational principles to technical and societal problems which arise in areas as diverse as social science, humanities, the arts, medicine, business and engineering.
The computer scientists’ contributions include developing new software, managing information databases and creating graphical solutions to help engineers and scientists visualize the physical and biological world.
Why choose Purdue Northwest?
The computer science curriculum at PNW is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals that comprise computer science and its applications. Completion of the requirements will prepare one for full‐time employment in the computer science field and/or for acceptance into an accredited graduate program. The PNW curriculum is structured so that students may develop secondary areas of strength, as well as participate in internships or undergraduate research to prepare for their dream jobs or graduate study.
Professor Shuhui (Grace) Yang is an associate professor of computer science. Her research interests include wireless networks and mobile computing, parallel and distributed systems, and wireless secutiry and privacy.
Her work has placed PNW’s computer science program on the national map. Her reserch projects have been sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Professor Yang devotes herself to undergraduate and graduate education. She has supervised student research and led successful wireless communication efforts which resulted in the first Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant awarded to Purdue University Northwest.
- Bio‐medical Computation and Visualization
- Software Product Development
- Computational/Animated Graphics
- Data Mining
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Security
Where do our alums work?
Computer Science alumni work all over the country. They work in communications, software development, manufacturing, engineering, and consulting companies.
Some specific companies are:
- Arcelor Mittal
- Applied Systems
- Hewlett Packard
- Cimcor Inc
- Clark Memorial Scholarship is an endowed scholarship in memory of a former Professor of Mathematics
- Thompson Endowed Scholarship is an endowed scholarship funded by a alumnus with degrees in mathematics. This scholarship supports upper level students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics upon graduation.
- The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor.
- Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship
- Forbes Memorial Scholarship is an endowed scholarship in memory of a former Professor of Mathematics. It may be awarded to either a mathematics major or a physics major.
- There are many other scholarships awarded by Purdue Northwest.
- CS 27500 – Data Structures
- CS 30900 – Discrete Mathematical Structures
- CS 33200 – Algorithms
- CS 41600 – Software Engineering
- CS 44200 – Database Systems
- CS 45500 – Computer Graphics