Computer Science Major

Transylvania’s computer science program combines the core knowledge and skills needed in the field while providing you with numerous opportunities to take courses in diverse areas such as robotics, cryptology and networking.

Professor Kenny Moorman

“Technical graduate programs love to get students from liberal arts undergraduate institutions—they have the independent problem solving and communication skills needed to be successful.”

Kenny Moorman,
professor of computer science

The core curriculum introduces students to the field and delves into subjects such as compiler design and computer organization. Students also have the option to more deeply explore topics such as computer graphics or artificial intelligence.

This unique concentration approach allows students to focus on any area of study during their junior and senior years and tie it to computer science. In the senior project course, students apply that knowledge to a real world project. For example, they have built projects relating to staging theater productions, conducting political science research and creating computer animated films. Students have also participated in several outside research projects, including a National Science Foundation program with NASA.

Professer Moorman with students


Kenneth M. Moorman,
Professor of Computer Science;
Program Director

Charlotte Taraba,
Administrative Assistant,
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Phone: (859) 233-8228

Brown Science Center
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Download the Computer Science Brochure

System administrator, Ford Motor Company
Programmer/analyst, Microsoft
Database specialist, Ashland Inc.
Group program manager, RealNetworks, Seattle
Director of cancer research, University of Kentucky
Lead architect, Intel Corporation
Senior vice president, Sony Corporation
Harvard University
New York University
Princeton University
University of Colorado
University of Kentucky
University of Washington-Seattle
Game designer
Robotic engineer
Virtual reality modeler
Cirrus Mio
Artificial Intelligence
Interface Programming
3-D Manufacturing
iPad App Development