Computer Science

Why pursue a degree in this field?

Why pursue a degree in this field?he disciplines of Mathematics and Computer Science are important to any liberal arts curriculum and to research endeavors in the natural and social sciences.

Will I enjoy working with the faculty?
At LaGrange College it's rare not to see faculty members meeting with study groups and individuals inside and outside of the classroom. LaGrange instructors simply enjoy working with students.

Classes in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department average about a dozen students, which means you can count on more help from professors—and no classes taught by grad students. With more individual attention, you'll be better prepared to realize your postgraduate or career pursuits.

Meet a Computer Science major:

Josh Ledbetter
Josh Ledbetter “I started tinkering around with computers and I really enjoyed working with them. Dr. (Fay) Riddle and Dr. Brooks Shelhorse (now retired) were great teachers and really helped me out.”

This semester, Josh is working as an intern in the information technology department at West Georgia Health.

“We work on a ticketing system, so if someone needs help, they’ll send in a request. If it’s a phone, internet or networking thing, it will go to the networking guys. But if it is something like the blue screen of death, that would come to us.”

Career Information:

Most LaGrange computer science graduates enter the job market as database administrators, network administrators, web designers, IT support specialists or programmer-analysts . We have alumni working for the federal government and leading communications companies, including BellSouth, Charter and Total Systems. Some are self-employed as computer consultants; some have started their own businesses or continued on to graduate school.