Computer Science Department
  • This is a photo from a computer science class at Harding University.

    Computer Science

  • This photo was taken in the Harding University computer science department.

    Computer Science

  • This photo was taken in the Harding University computer science department.

    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).

B.A. in computer science-MSIS is an accelerated dual degree offered to computer science students who have completed 90 hours of undergraduate coursework with a 3.0 GPA. The result is the completion of a B.A. in computer science and a M.S. in information systems in five years or less.

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

  • 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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Upcoming Events: Fall 2022 Computer Seminar Schedule

Upcoming Events: Fall 2022 Computing 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, Sep 16
2 pm
Keith Perry (Alumnus)
CIO at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
How Harding Equipped Me for My Career
Thu, Sep 22Kerry Jenkins (Alumnus) and other ArcBest employees

Making the Transition from Harding to Corporate Environment: A Panel Discussion
Fri, Sep 23Gilley Stilley
Nick Emlaw
Apache Spark for Big Data Analysis
Machine Learning in R
Thu, Sep 29David Mohundro (Alumnus)
Clear Function Inc
From Project Kickoff to Delivery: Looking at a Real-World Project
Fri, Sep 30Nestor Alfaro
Edwin Morataya
Sarsa vs Q-Learning
Ruby on Rails
Thu, Oct 13Dr. Gabriel Foust
CS Department
Choose Your Weapon: Advanced Programming Topics to Increase Your Code-Fu
Fri, Oct 14Brendon McDonald
Karen Carballo
Creative Programming using the Processing Language
Thu, Oct 20Dr. Jason Holland
Math Department
Harding's New Machine Learning Course
Fri, Oct 21Anny Cabrera
Nathan Arnold
DALL-E 2: Text-To-Image Generator
The New Carbon Language from Google
Thu, Oct 27Brian Jones (Alumnus)
Faith in the Workplace
Fri, Oct 28Noah Overton
James Phillips
Evolution of Hostile AI in Game Design
NLP and the Enron Email Corpus
Fri, Nov 4Andrew Gomez
Asher Pace
Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services
Analyzing Data with Alteryx
Fri, Nov 11Carson French
Jonathan Holland
Web Crawling and Scraping
Cheating and Integrity in Online Gaming Systems
Fri, Nov 18Noah McFarland
Chad Morris
Cloud Underground and the Underground Nexus
On Demand Reporting with HealthComp's ODR System