Just like you can't build a cathedral without knowing how to lay bricks, we want our students to have a strong foundation in using multiple computer languages and platforms.
Regardlesss of which computer language you are using, learning how to create and analyze algorithms is a critical skill for our students.
Because the real world rarely gives you easy or well-defined problems to work on, we need our future graduates to be able to apply themselves using research, critical thinking and creativity.
We aren't just any other school, we want faithful computer scientists, who are called by Jesus Christ, and can articulate and identify to what ends computational systems are changing the world.
Alan Turing introduces the idea of an abstract computing machine that can compute anything computable. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Westmont College, founded in Los Angeles, benefitted from the success of the Kerr family business in mason jars and the generosity and faithfulness of Mrs. Ruth Kerr.More
Rear Admiral "Amazing" Grace Hopper drives the invention of COBOL, a machine independent high-level computer language
Douglas Englebart protoypes the mouse and indirect manipulation opening human-computer interaction to non-experts. SRI International
In the early eighties during a period of transition, Westmont created the Computer Science major (More)
The Westmont Inspired Computing Lab is formed to create a place for computer science majors to pursue new computing directions as a part of their education.
Not an Alumni of Hogwarts, Dr. Iba is an artificial intelligence expert with experience at NASA, the FBI and the University of California. His most famous research paper has been cited over 1300 times.
Dr. Patterson drinks too much coffee, but is a mobile computing expert with experience in the U.S. Navy, several startups and the University of California. He has over 180,000 views YouTube
Prof. Donald J. Patterson