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

Fall 2020 Computing Seminar Schedule

Seminars are held in McInteer room 150. All Friday seminars are at 7:00 am; seminars on Thursdays are at 4:00 pm unless posted otherwise. All are welcome!

Fri, Sep 25Quinn Brandt
Daniel Hattemer
Real-time Web Functionality with SignalR
Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker
Fri, Oct 2Matthew Emlaw
Luke Treece
Genetic Programming
3D modeling with Three.js
Fri, Oct 9Micaiah Soto
Mary Yukich
Cross-platform Applications with Electron
Parallel Algorithms
Fri, Oct 16Caleb Manor
Lane O'Bryant
C++ Concepts
Procedural Content Generation
Fri, Oct 23Brock Olree
Diego Pina
Connectionist Models of Natural Language Learning
Vector Clocks
Thu, Oct 29Dr. Gabriel Foust
CS Faculty
Functional and Generic Programming
Fri, Oct 30Riley Judd
Adam Johnson
Programming Isometric Video Game Graphics
Reducing Latency in Cloud Computing with Redis
Fri, Nov 6George Cook
Kyle Huggins
Computer Algebra Systems
Git Internals
Fri, Nov 13Kyle Dillard
Abraham Morales
Chuck: a Music Programming Langauge
Cross-platform Development with Flutter
Fri, Nov 20Jonathan Casper
Pedro Navarrete
Augmented Reality with Vuforia and Unity
MongoDB vs. Elasticsearch: a Comparative Study