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: Spring 2022 Computer Seminar Schedule

Upcoming Events: Spring 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!

Thu, Feb 17David Mohundro (Alumnus)
ClearFunction Inc.
Fri, Feb 18Kadyn Williams
Sargent Ervin
Computer Generated Music
Inside MP3
Fri, Feb 25
Mon, Feb 28
Parker Harrelson
Andrew Rardin
Socket Programming
Thu, Mar 3Jonathan Ultis (Alumnus)
Evaluating Your Work in Larger Contexts
Fri, Mar 4Parker Cutbill
Christopher Salazar
Random Number Generators in Game Development
Fri, Mar 18Zach Rosin
Anthony Hackworth
Brain-based AI
Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs)
Fri, Mar 25Gavin McCulley
Mark Powers
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
Detecting Software Plagiarism
Thu, Mar 31Kelley Spangler
Chase Visa
Data Science