12 BROWN UNIVERSITY
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Founded in 1979, the Department of Computer Science at Brown has a well-developed history of educating innovative information technology researchers, teachers, and practitioners. As one of the country’s leading computer science programs, it fosters a multidisciplinary approach to the subject. Students work to integrate computing and algorithmic thinking in other areas such as linguistics, archaeology, mathematics, medicine, and many other fields. This provides an environment that supports cross-curricular research and innovation at the undergraduate level.
Students will take a variety of courses, each built upon a collection of pathways representing different areas of computer science. Generally, students will take a variety of core and sequence-based classes, choosing from concentrations such as software principles, data, or systems, for example. A course schedule might include classes such as:
- Compilers and Program Analysis
- Database Management Systems
- Design of Computing Systems
- Artificial Intelligence
- Probabilistic Methods
Undergraduate students at Brown have the ability to engage in world-class learning experiences, both on campus and off. Students have flown to Singapore to install software, built their own SMS-based commodity exchanges in Ghana, and facilitated many other interactive, relevant experiences as a result of their learnings in Computer Science. Students at Brown are supported by creative, innovative faculty and well-developed, engaging curriculum, allowing them to make a difference both during and after their undergraduate studies.