Computer Science at Lafayette
Our society's dependence on computers is ever-growing. As
the nature of industry, education, and lifestyles in this
emerging world takes form, there has been an increased emphasis
and need to understand computers' role as problem-solving
machines. Computer science - that is, the study of algorithms
and their implementations - remains one of the key fields
upon which this exciting future will be constructed.
The intellectual challenge of a new science is one of the
reasons that computer science has generated so much excitement.
New ideas are constantly being explored, new tools being developed,
and new questions being asked. Although - and because - society
increasingly rests upon a computer-oriented keystone, computer
science itself is a vital, fresh and new field. Over 99% of
the computer scientists who have ever lived are still alive
Indeed, the industrial reliance on computer scientists is
unceasing, and the need for innovative approaches to new problems
has never been greater. Likewise, the use of computers in
every day life has changed our approach to education, both
from within the field and in all facets of lifelong learning.
And as computing grows more embedded within our society, we
can see a number shifts of in lifestyle quality and the advancement
and betterment of our everyday lives.
In the Lafayette College Computer Science Department, students
learn the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation
in the developing technological revolution.