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Message from the Chair

Sebastian van Delden

Living the Dream! It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at College of Charleston. How lucky am I to be a part of this prestigious department with: A world-class group of professors, who not only enjoy working closely with students, but who are capable and have been very successful at winning significant research funding; A friendly, helpful, and very competent staff dedicated to student success; Graduates securing rewarding careers at premier technology firms like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook; A variety of computing degree programs including traditional Computer Science and Information Systems and exciting new curricula in Computing in the Arts, as well as Data Science; Growing enrollments and brand new state-of-the-art facilities; And many high-tech companies moving to Charleston’s Silicon Harbor. What a time to study computing at CofC!

In order to reach your full potential in this department, being smart is not enough. Hard work, a positive attitude, and good communication and team-working skills will make you soar. GPA alone is not enough. Joining a student organization, securing an internship, and working with your professors outside of class will allow you to achieve your full potential. 

Never miss a class. Ask questions. Work hard. Make friends. Have fun. And.... Code on!

Sebastian van Delden
Chair of Computer Science