Thompson Rivers University
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What is Computing Science?

Have you ever wondered:
  • How cool smartphone apps are developed?
  • How a search engine like Google Search finds information in a fraction of a second?
  • How exciting video games are designed and created?
  • How we can protect computers from viruses and malwares?

You can find answers to these questions and many other questions related exciting computer technologies while you study Computing Science. Computing Science is the study of computers and computational processes, mostly dealing with software and software systems. Although programming is essential to the study of Computing Science, it is only one component of the field. Computer scientists solve problems by designing and analyzing algorithms and increasing the performance of computer hardware and software.

Major areas of Computing Science include programming languages, algorithms and data structures, software engineering, database systems, operating systems, computer networks and security, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, human computer interaction, computer graphics, and theories of computing.