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.
Buena Vista University Holds Second Annual Hacking Challenge
Twenty students from the BVU computer science department faced off against each other and students from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., during the second annual "Capture the Flag" computer hacking challenge. Read more...