Computer Science

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Discipline Description

Computer Science is a discipline that involves the understanding and design of computers and computational processes. In its most general form, it is concerned with the understanding of information transfer and transformation. Particular interest is placed on making processes efficient and endowing them with some form of intelligence. The discipline ranges from theoretical studies of algorithms to practical problems of implementation in terms of computational hardware and software.

—Computer Science Accreditation Board

Computer science is not about sitting down and typing code. It is a way of thinking and reasoning, and computer scientists are communicators who translate the needs of humans into instructions for machines. Like mathematics or English, computer science is a language all its own.

—North Seattle College student