Mission Statement

Xavier's Computer Science Department provides a scientific foundation for learning, discovery, engagement, and innovation. These opportunities support a well-founded understanding of the principles and theories of the computing sciences in order for graduates to attain leadership roles in their careers or as they enter graduate school. Grounded in a liberal arts foundation, the Computer Science major appreciates the responsibility to be an ethical service-oriented professional with a broad understanding of computing.

Our faculty have diverse research interests including graphics, robotics, web design, evolutionary computing, parallel processing, theory of computing, software engineering, women in computing, narrative intelligence, knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, database, and image processing.

Differences between Computer Science, Engineering and Information Systems

Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of the methods and techniques to make computers faster, easier to use, and more capable of solving today's problems and anticipating solutions to tomorrow's challenges.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering includes designing and assembling hardware and software components into cost-effective systems.

Computer Info Systems

Computer Information Systems is the integration of business intelligence and computational principles to find feasible solutions to business-related problems.

Careers in Computer Science

Computer Science at Xavier University, in the US, and across the world has surged in recent years.We have the most stable jobs, the best work conditions, the highest salaries, and the most dynamic,rapidly evolving, and challenging studies of all disciplines.Our graduates work in career fields such as medicine,law, banking, education, social services, and the humanities. We develop software for mobile and cloud devices. We perform high-level research necessary for biological and biomedical analysis. We support business decision-making especially for financial and insurance companies. We create virtual worlds using computer animation, robotics, computer generated music, and automated story telling. We put the "high" in tomorrow's high-performance computing. Demand is increasing for the contributions computational scientists bring to the ever changing Information Age - with no end in sight!