Connecting knowledge 

Become adept in technical knowledge of computers with a major or minor in Computer Science at HWS. You’ll build a foundation in the science of computing before expanding into areas like programming and software development. Courses within the curriculum will help you become a better problem solver and prepare you for a variety of jobs across multiple fields.

Student SpotlightExperience to EmpowerKidus Asmare Ayele '23

Kidus has always tried to help his community in any way he can. An internship with UnitedHealth Group provided experience in the health care field and helped Kidus improve the lives of others.


Honors and ResearchUnderstanding the Brain

See how Vuthy Vey '24 and MD Khairul Islam '26 are assisting Assistant Professor of Computer Science Chris Fietkiewicz in his study of neurosciene with the use of robots.

Experiential EducationLearning in Action

Attend workshops on digital literature hosted by the Trias Residency for Writers or explore careers in computer science at the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education.

At Hobart and William Smith, learning goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. You’ll gain high-impact practical experience that deepens learning and opens doors.


No Borders:Global Education

Study cyber security in England or coding in Hungary.

Wherever you go, our top-ranked global education program will allow you to apply classroom knowledge, develop cultural understanding and build global connections that expand your personal capacity and sense of purpose.





Learn the foundations behind the science of computing and test real-world applications.

CPSC 124 – Introduction to Programming

Gain an introduction to the theory and practice of computer programming. The emphasis of this course is on techniques of program development within the object-oriented paradigm.

CPCS 220 – Introduction to Computer Architecture

Learn how computers really work and how millions of transistors come together to form a complete computing system. 

CPCS 444 – Artificial Intelligence

Discover some of the major problems and techniques in the field of artificial intelligence. 



Alum ImpactExperiences to Inform

Morgan Hamre '20 Software engineer at nordstrom  

Morgan knew she wanted to study Computer Science when she came to HWS but wasn’t sure what her future would look like. Through courses across different subjects, studying abroad and attending a conference for women working in technology fields, her goal became a career in software engineering.

Companies That Employ Our graduates

  • Acopia Networks, Inc.
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Computer Associates International, Inc.
  • Fox News Network, LLC.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • IBM
  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services
  • Paetec Communications, Inc.

universities where our graduates are studying

  • Boston College
  • Clarkson University
  • Cornell University Law School
  • Des Moines University
  • Michigan State University
  • Syracuse University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of Southern California