Department of Computer Science

"The professors' engagement with and interest in students at MCLA is far superior, compared to other schools. The students are also more approachable and friendly. Even though MCLA is a liberal arts college, its programs in computer science, mathematics and science are top notch." -Michael Wheelock '13

"I talked with all the professors at all the other colleges and universities I applied to and found MCLA professors more approachable and more helpful than most." -Patrick Kelley '16

Careers in fields such as computer science, computer engineering, and information sciences have continuously ranked among the highest paying jobs available today, and despite the turbulence present in today's economy, thousands of job openings in computer related fields are becoming available every single year.

The Department of Computer Science at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will prepare you to enter this exciting field. Our computer science program offers students a choice of four areas of concentration: software development, information technology, business information systems, and bioinformatics.

Our graduates have found employment with successful companies such as General Dynamics, Drive Dominion, Arcadia Solutions, and Dion Money Management, Inc. Others have successfully applied to top graduate schools across the nation.


Our department is always looking for new applicants, as well as students who wish to transfer here from other institutions. Many students have transferred to the Department of Computer Science from two-year community colleges and were pleasantly surprised by small class sizes, competitive costs, and a friendly, productive atmosphere.

Contact the Department of Computer Science by emailing our Department Chair, Mike Dalton, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by contacting our admissions department.

Thank you for your interest in our department, and we hope to hear from you soon!

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