Computer Science Programs

The computer science curriculum, offered by the Department of Computer Science, enables a student to study systematic approaches to problem solving within a computing environment. In the course of this study, the student develops the practice of clear thinking and logical reasoning, while learning to analyze information processing tools and systems.

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Gettysburg gamers create Red Light Race, a new Android app

Red Light RaceGettysburg College Prof. Todd Neller is a gamer. Whether using cards, dice, or a click of a mouse, he’s always up for a duel of wits and luck. This love for competition even inspired him, a few years back, to fashion his own game—Red Light.

“Red Light is a jeopardy chip or card game that was inspired by Fowl Play, which in turn is based on the folk jeopardy dice game Pig,” he said.

This past fall, students of Computer Science 112 piggybacked off of Neller’s game and developed it into a new Android app—Red Light Race—now available for free on Google Play.

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About the Department

Computer Science at Gettysburg takes a problem-solving approach to help students gain in-depth knowledge and experience in a field that has transformed nearly every area of contemporary society. Our goal is not simply to teach the use of particular programs, but to help you learn how to approach technological challenges, and to engage you in a way of thinking that will remain relevant as the field continues to advance and change.