Preparing students for the continually changing fields of computer and data science.

Why Study Computer Science at Luther?

Technical skills combined with the liberal arts. Coding doesn't change the world. The ability to communicate ideas and solve big problems does.

Faculty with real-world experience. Your professors will make sure you're prepared to enter the ever-changing fields of computer and data science.

Our grads get hired! 100% of our 2015 grads had full-time employment within six months of graduation.

Why Study Computer Science?

Science + Pre-Health Visit Day - Sept. 15

Science + Pre-Health Visit Day is designed for high school students who are interested in biology, chemistry, computer/data science, environmental studies, neuroscience, nursing, physics or psychology.

  • Participate in a hands-on seminar led by faculty members
  • Hear from current science students about academics, study abroad and research
  • Receive an in-depth tour of the science facilities

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Runestone Interactive: Online, Open Source Interactive Textbooks

Runestone Interactive is an ongoing research and education project co-founded by two Luther College computer science professors. This project does at least three things:

  1. Provides great online interactive textbooks for free
  2. Provides open source authoring tools for creating and hosting quality interactive learning resources
  3. Hosts custom versions of textbooks for colleges, universities, and high schools around the world

Started in 2011, the first versions of Runestone textbooks went public in June 2012. Usage has since grown to over 16,000 students a day attending over 500 institutions around the world.

Check it out!

Entrance to the Franklin W. Olin Building.
Computer science faculty interacting with student.
The first day of our first ever official data science class: Data Science 120.
Blaise Schaeffer & Michael Moore at the IBM competition in Manhattan with Mike Rhodin (Sr. Vice President, IBM Watson Group).
Preparing for a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, JTerm 2014

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