BVU has an active Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student club in which students have placed highly in regional programming contests and won the inaugural Sun/Oracle Java World Cup international competition.
The department hosts an annual “Capture the Flag” hacking challenge in which student teams defend their own virtual servers while trying to infiltrate other teams’ servers to steal sensitive data.
The computer science program provides instruction on a variety of programming languages, including Python, Java, C, Scheme, C++, Ruby, and Prolog, as well as new languages and frameworks like Groovy and Ruby on Rails.
Computer science majors have access to a variety of creative, hands-on learning experiences including courses that feature basic computer game design.
Computer Science Students Practice Data Protection During Hacking Challenge
The BVU Computer Science department hosted its first-ever "Capture the Flag" hacking challenge. As part of the 24-hour challenge, each team of students defended their own virtual server while trying to infiltrate other teams' servers. Read more...