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Student Stories

Write Yours in the CS Department

Research: Oliver Broadrick

Oliver works with a Professor Poorvi Vora and her team on election security research that aims to confirm that election results are recorded accurately.

Innovation: Jamie Horowitz

Jamie had a chance through the GW Innovation Center to apply her computer science skills, helping create a virtual reality app for a project with the Jane Goodall Institute.

Internships: Pat Cody

As a student, Pat had an internship with Amazon, helping to develop the Kindle.


CS Stories

Choose Your CS Path!

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A degree in computer science opens a diverse set of pathways for your future. GW’s Department of Computer Science offers a variety of programs customized to your interests.


Bachelor of Science:
Our B.S. program offers you depth and focus in computer science. You’ll gain deep experience in programming and algorithmic problem solving, culminating in a year-long eight-credit senior design project that closely models "industrial-strength" project development. At the same time, you’ll gain a general education with the breadth of courses available to you across the university, as well as strength in mathematics and science.

Bachelor of Arts:
Our B.A. program offers you the opportunity to pursue your varied interests side-by-side with a CS concentration. This program will provide a solid foundation in CS, with lots of room in the curriculum for a second major or two minors drawn from across the university.

Second Major:
Not sure if computer science should be your focus? Computer Science@GW provides pathways for you to study the field as a minor or second major to most GW programs.

5-year Bachelor/Masters degree
Already looking ahead to a masters? Our B.S. and B.A. programs can be combined with a Master's degree in computer science or data analytics for students who are ready to take their education further.

Learn More About the CS Experience



Sarah Stevens


"The CS department gives students the ability to advance their knowledge of the field through classes and professors who show such a deep interest in preparing their students to thrive post- graduation. The department also helps students succeed through the undergraduate teaching assistant program." - Sarah Stevens, Class of 2023



elena korkes


"There are many different ways to get involved within the CS Community in and outside GW. The Scholarship for Service program has provided me the opportunity to discover connections outside of GW and taught me skills that can't necessarily be taught in a classroom. Research is another great way to expand your knowledge outside of the classroom and meet different people within your given field. The student body at GW is also super supportive and organizations like WiCS and WiE help foster an encouraging environment." - Elena Korkes, Class of 2023



miles grant


"In my freshman year, one of my professors asked if I would be interested in helping with his cybersecurity research. The research I do focuses on mobile devices and how users choose to secure them. Doing research has helped me develop the programming and teamwork skills that employers are looking for." - Miles Grant, Class of 2023





“The tight-knit CS community is rich with junior and senior students willing to provide professional mentorship to their peers. Hearing about the experiences of people who applied to, interviewed for, or worked at the places you're interested in gives you a major advantage in the recruitment process.” -- Ethan Baron, Class of 2022


Study Abroad

melody lee


“Studying abroad was the adventure of a lifetime and the best decision I've made during my college career. I was able to immerse myself in a new country halfway across the world, make lifelong friends from all over the globe, experience new cultures through travel, and learn in a different yet exciting educational environment.” - Melody Lee, Class of 2021, studied abroad at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore


Living in DC

catherine meadows


“As a Midshipman in Navy ROTC, I've taken advantage of the leadership, professional, and personal development opportunities that are so prevalent in the DC area. From briefs at the Pentagon to volunteering for Honor Flight events at the nearby war memorials, GW's location has provided me with so many unique experiences.” – Catherine Meadows, Class of 2022