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    Computer Science

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    Computer Science
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    Computer Science
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    Computer Science

The mission of the Computer Science Department is to:

  1. Prepare students for participation in all phases of software development;
  2. Provide a foundation of fundamental concepts which will accommodate emerging technologies;
  3. Promote the university's overall mission of integrating faith, learning and living.

We offer degrees in Computer Science and Software Development, which prepare students for placement in the following positions:

  • Software Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Programmer/Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduate studies in Computer Science

We also offer degrees in Cybersecurity (in partnership with the Information Systems Department) and Data Science (in partnership with the Math Department).

You may browse the courses we offer, learn about our Faculty, and see the Awards & Honors our students have earned. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Tim Baird. Admission information is available from Harding University Admissions.

Spring 2024 Computer Seminar Schedule

Seminars are held in Science room 113. All Friday seminars are at 7:00 am; seminars on other days are at 4:00 pm unless posted otherwise. All are welcome!

Fri, Feb 9 Elijah Davidson
Max Guyer
The Blazor Framework
A Comprehensive Exploration of VPNs
Thu, Feb 15 Dr. Nathan Daughety
Research Scientist
United States Air Force
Vulnerability Research and Exploitation
Fri, Feb 16 Avery Hawkins
Jack Johnson
Web Accessibility for the Visually Impaired
Gamemaker Studio 2.0
Fri, Feb 23 Mitchel Current
Itziar Ugarte
B-Trees
The Future of Connected Cars
Fri, Mar 1 Kate Guyer
Colton Marshall
Solar2D Game Engine with Lua
OpenCV Python Library
Fri, Mar 15 Matt Ingalsbe
Tyler Szostek
Automation of Tech Jobs via Scripting
Low Code Programming
Thu, Mar 21 Joshua Sutton
Caleb Merroto
Stuxnet
Unreal Game Engine
Fri, Mar 22 Allen Fries
Ross Cherry
AI in Precision Agriculture
Beyond Binary Trees
Thu, Mar 28 Dr. Philip Huff
Assistant Prof and Research Fellow
UALR
Emerging Technologies to Automate Cyber Defense in the Energy Sector
Fri, Mar 29 Caleb Arnold
David Lainez
Bluetooth: Behind the AirPods
Neo4J Graph Database
Thu, Apr 4 Kerry Jenkins
Software Eng Fellow
ArcBest Technologies
Vaux Innovation
Fri, Apr 5 Caleb St Clair
Rede Alexander
Chromium Internals
Robotic Vacuums
Thu, Apr 11 Kyle Shanachilubwa Emotional Experiences of Black CS and Engineering Students
Fri, Apr 12 Michael Newman
Ethan Davidson
Remix.js
Undefined Behaviors in C++
  • The Emlaw siblings have a common touch point: a love of computer science where logic and creativity merge to solve problems and intricate puzzles.

    Siblings share a calling, careers in computer science,,
    Harding Magazine

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  • Harding began its computer science degree in 1982, and in 1994, the degree became its own department and Baird became the chair, a title he still holds almost 30 years later.

    Dr. Tim Baird,
    Chairman and Professor of Computer Science

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  • Ragsdale retired in May 2024, after completing his 39th year at Harding. He says he never considered being a teacher when he was younger, but he loves engaging with students. "God has been better to me than I deserve," he says. "It’s been a lot of fun."

    Scott Ragsdale,
    Associate Professor of Computer Science

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