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AI Is Here. Are You Ready?

Unleash your potential in Computer Science & Innovation. Explore concentrations, dive deeper into our program, and discover limitless possibilities.

Artificial Intelligence Concentration
Division of Information Technology & Sciences 
On-Campus Employment Opportunities
Study Abroad
Leahy Center 

Visionaries Wanted

Explore the vast possibilities in Computer Science & Innovation and help shape the digital future. Whether you’re driven by curiosity, eager to build revolutionary software, or intrigued by the potential of artificial intelligence, our program will propel you into the dynamic field of technology, where you can solve some of the world’s complex challenges creatively with programming.

What Is Computer Science & Innovation?

Computer Science & Innovation combines the art of creativity with the power of technology. As a student in Champlain’s program, you’ll dive into the principles of computing and learn how to think creatively to solve real problems. You’ll be at the forefront of technological advancements, from coding and software development to cutting-edge technologies.

Why Study it at Champlain?

At Champlain College, studying Computer Science & Innovation goes beyond the classroom. Our program offers a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, allowing you to apply what you learn in real-world settings through our four-course Innovation Sequence.

With small class sizes—15 students per class, on average—you’ll receive individualized support and attention from faculty every step of the way. Our strong industry connections provide internship opportunities, networking events, and access to the tools and technologies changing the industry. And our vibrant campus community and collaborative environment foster innovation and creativity.

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Different by Design

Applied Learning

Our four-course Innovation Sequence emphasizes applied learning, equipping you with real-world experience and insight to excel in contemporary computing careers.

Specialized Niche Expertise

Pursue concentrations or minors in addition to the core curriculum, so you can specialize in your areas of interest and develop niche expertise.

Endless Opportunities

You’ll graduate with a world of opportunities ahead, including high starting salaries, excellent internship opportunities, and remarkable job placement and postgraduate education possibilities.


of Computer Science & Innovation majors in the Class of 2023 were employed within six months of graduation. That’s success you can see.


Student to Faculty ratio ensures you can always get the help you need.


No giant lecture halls here. Your average class size will be small enough for personal attention and engaging interactions.


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What is the Innovation Sequence?

The Innovation Sequence is a distinctive series of four courses in our Computer Science & Innovation program that specifically focus on emerging technologies and computing trends—it’s the “Innovation” part of the program, if you will. Through studying topics such as open-source software development, emerging languages, and artificial intelligence, you’ll gain valuable skills and insights that are in high demand in today’s rapidly evolving tech industry.

The Innovation Sequence is designed for you to be well-positioned to stand out in a competitive job market and make meaningful contributions in the field. Learn more about the Innovation Sequence courses:

  • Innovation I: Introduction to Emerging Technologies
  • Innovation II: Open Source Software Development
  • Innovation III: Emerging Languages
  • Innovation IV: Topics in Artificial Intelligence

Computer Configuration Requirements and Recommendations

Computer Science & Innovation Majors require laptops with the following minimum specifications for 2024/2025.

  • 12th or 13th generation i5 Intel Microprocessor, Apple M2 Microprocessor, or AMD Ryzen 6000+ mobile series (U series)
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
  • Webcam
  • USB-C Video Output Port

Example Models for 2024/2025

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Career Success

The Computer Science & Innovation program will prepare you for today’s computing careers. 92% of CSI majors in the Class of 2023 were employed within six months of graduation.

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By the time you graduate, you will…

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of computer science principles and practices.
  • Possess the ability to develop innovative software solutions for real-world challenges.
  • Be skilled in utilizing emerging technologies and adapting to evolving trends.
  • Have gained hands-on experience through projects and collaborations, preparing you for a successful career in the tech industry.

You’ll Find a Career In…

  • Software development and engineering
  • Web and mobile application development
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Cybersecurity and information assurance
  • IT consulting and project management
  • Technology research and innovation
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    Pre-College Summer Program: Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy

    The Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy offers students an in-depth learning experience in the field of cybersecurity and digital forensics. Students work together to solve real digital forensics problems faced by law enforcement agencies all over America and gain hands-on learning experience from veterans of the cybersecurity industry in this pre-college summer program.

    This program is designed for students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates.

    Learn More on the Pre-College Summer Program Website

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