Computer Science Department

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

In partnership with the Information Systems Department, we also offer a degree in Cybersecurity.


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.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2020 Computing Seminar Schedule

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

Note: Due to the coronavirus, all seminars scheduled after March 6 will be held online.

Fri, Feb 14Jeremy Campbell
Courtney Campbell
Angular as a Framework Option
Iconography in UI Design
Fri, Feb 21Jonathan Thompson
Victor Iris
Vehicle to Vehicle Networks (Broad ATM)
GraphQL
Fri, Feb 28Taylor Barber
Elliott Frazier
ML Algorithm - Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
ML.NET
Thu, Mar 5Paul Gower
Lunatech
Overcoming Delay: How the Best Developers Increase Productivity
Fri, Mar 6Emily Collins
Matthew Day
Linear Regression Models using R
OpenGL
Fri, Mar 20Levi Mason
Bryce Riemer
Reed Soloman
QISKit (Quantum Information Science Kit)
Fri, Mar 27Caleb Rudder
Michael Hollingsworth
Xamarin.Forms
Veritesting
Fri, Apr 3David Gillespie
David Anderson
Apache Spark and Data Analysis
Template Metaprogramming
Thu, Apr 9Brian Jones
Microsoft
TBA
Fri, Apr 10Hyhway Therrell
Colin Smith
Blockchain - Fundamentals
Blockchain - Private Data Storage