Department of Computer Science

Welcome to Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington!  Here you will find information on our programs, faculty, facilities and more.

We offer two majors in computer science:

  • The computer science major which is a very popular major, currently the third most popular major at UMW.  This program prepares students to go into the area of software development which is very in-demand.  Nearly all of our students have multiple job offers upon graduating.
  • The new cybsercurity major which prepares students to go into the rapidly-growing field of cybersecurity.  You will learn how to find and fix the vulnerabilities in computer systems that cyber attackers exploit.

We also have three minors in computer science:

  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science, which is a quickly expanding field.  Data science involves combining coding and statistics to extract meaningful information from the large amounts of data in the world.

We have a eight full-time faculty with a broad range of expertise.

If you would like to see our facilities, you can view the online tour of our department.

The department chairperson is Dr. Karen Anewalt.  If you would like any more information on Computer Science, or have any questions, please feel free to email her at