John Brown University Adds Computer Science Major

Siloam Springs, Ark (November 27, 2000) — The John Brown University board of trustees recently approved a new Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. The new major, will be offered through the Division of Engineering beginning fall 2001.

Dr. Robert Norwood, assistant professor of engineering and division chair says, "The new major will contribute greatly to the overall JBU educational program. The interaction of the computer science program with the existing programs in engineering, science and mathematics, business and digital media will enhance and strengthen all the programs."

The program of study includes courses ranging from introductory level Computer Science and Computer Systems courses to Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, to Design of Algorithms and Discrete Math and Physics.

The computer science major was approved through a proposal process presented to the JBU Educational Policies Committee, the faculty, and the board of trustees.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.