Computer & Mathematical Sciences at Columbia College

The Columbia College Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department challenges students to use formulas, systems and strategies to solve problems. Graduates use their understanding of numbers and computer languages to help organizations think logically and critically, analyze and solve problems or use models to answer questions and make predictions.


Programs and experiences we offer

In addition to academic programs, the Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department at Columbia College offers the opportunity to join national honor societies and student organizations.

Associate degree

Prepare for computer support roles or a bachelor's program.

Bachelor's degrees

Choose a degree that prepares you to think analytically and solve problems.


See how faculty make the department shine

Girls Who Game Published yearly

Virtually play video games with like-minded girls in a safe, supportive environment. This virtual event is ideal for middle school and high school girls who love playing video games. Any girls interested in learning more about competitive eSports and participating in gaming activities are welcome to attend! No prior experience with any particular game is required. Girls who attend will have the opportunity to build gaming skills and learn the basics of video game programming.

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A Crystal Lake faculty member’s formula for success

“Tracey came to me almost two years ago with an interest in and a plan for taking her math courses to the hybrid format (utilizing both in-seat and online components in her classes). Since then, she has successfully used a variety of technology solutions to enhance student learning. Our students really benefit from her ability to use a range of approaches to meet the learning styles of all students she encounters.”
— Debra Hartman, Sr. Regional Director, Columbia College-Crystal Lake

A formula for success

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