Computer Science at CWRU now in its own department as of 2019

The Computer Science major was previously part of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. That department has now been split into the Department of Computer and Data Sciences (CDS) and the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering (ECSE).

While the BS degree in Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University was approved in 1987, the Department of Computer and Data Sciences (CDS) was recently established in 2019. Computer Science is the study of the theory, practice, and application of computer systems. Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes computer systems, computational algorithms, and statistical methods to manage, analyze, and visualize data from different domains in order to extract information and knowledge from data. Computer Science and Data Science are at the heart of modern technology with applications in many disciplines. They both have a profound impact on our society and drive job creation. Starting salaries in our fields are consistently ranked at the top of all college majors. Our graduates work in cutting-edge companies–from giants to start-ups, in a variety of technology sectors, including computer and internet, business and finance, healthcare and medical devices, energy, and consulting.

CDS offers a BS degree in Computer Science, a Computer Science major toward the BA degree, a BS degree in Data Science & Analytics, a combined BS/MS program in Computer Science, and MS and PhD degrees in Computing & Information Science. CDS also offers minors in Computer Science, Computer Gaming, and Artificial Intelligence. The minor in Applied Data Science is administered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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