David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
Computer Science

Computer Science

Program Overview

The computer science major at High Point University is located in the department of mathematics and computer science. The department offers both a B.S. and a B.A. in computer science. With a strong commitment to incorporating the latest trends in technology into our curriculum, the program offers a comprehensive array of classes in computer programming, image processing, website development and program development.

A Focused Curriculum

The department’s primary goal is to develop the aptitudes and analytical skills required for the use and understanding of computer science. The curriculum is designed to allow exceptional students to excel in their area of interest. The professors strive to guide the students in discovery and learning of new ideas, rather than just presenting carefully structured theories. Applications are used throughout to illustrate and motivate new material. Most topics are developed by means of interplay between applications, problem solving and theory. Early courses are designed to appeal to a broad audience of university students, while higher-level courses are more focused.

  • Several dual 8-core Xeon servers running Red Hat Enterprise
  • HPC with over 5000 core processors including Nvidia Fermi and GTX Titan Mac Server (a base server for a Render Farm using RenderMan)
  • iMac workstations running the latest Mac OS X
  • Dell Alienware workstations with Nvidia graphic boards running Fedora Core
  • Member of MSDN Academic Alliance
  • Member of Apple iOS Developer Program
  • C, C++, and Objective C, and Java
  • IDEs such as xCode and Eclipse
  • Scripting languages: Perl, php, python, java script
  • Maya and RenderMan studio
  • Mysql and Postgres
  • Maple and Matlab
  • Apache web server


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Computer Science at HPU