The Department of Computer Science is an integral part of the Rhodes College liberal arts curriculum. Our department's faculty have a wide range of research interests and all share a dedication to undergraduate teaching. We feature a collaborative environment where students work closely with professors in the classroom and on research projects. We seek to provide our students with a strong foundation that blends theory with practice, and our graduates leave equally well-prepared for industry and for graduate school.
Rhodes students have a wealth of opportunities to be involved with computer science through our student-run CS clubs; summer research fellowships with department faculty; study abroad opportunities; programming competitions; internships with local companies; or volunteering with CodeCrew or Camp Codette. Our students conduct research not only with professors, but also through Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) around the country and the St. Jude Summer Plus program.
Departmental News and Events
Photographer, singer, harpist, improv coach—computer science major Thea Li has made the most of every opportunity while at Rhodes. Li's culminating project as a Memphis Center Art Fellow is currently on exhibit on West Campus.
Rhodes Team Tracking Satellites with Campus Ground Station, Preparing for NASA Launch of Their RHOK-SAT
In 2021, a Rhodes College team learned that a proposal for a four-inch cube satellite of their own design was accepted to be flown aboard a NASA-sponsored rocket. Now the team is getting the satellite ready for launch into space by late 2024.
Jackson Hendrix ’24 began his journey at Rhodes knowing nothing of cameras—fast forward to his junior year, the computer science and media studies double major is leading a video team working to bring back a piece of history.