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Computer Science

Women are perpetually under represented in Computer Science, and as an all-girls school we are particularly well-suited to address the deficit.Technology is a natural part of teaching and learning here.

National Coalition of Girls' Schools research shows that girls' school graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology and three times more likely to consider technology careers compared to girls who attend coed schools.

SEM graduates are well-prepared for a future expanded by opportunities to learn beyond the walls of their classroom, by seamless access to information, and by teachers who appreciate the creative possibilities inherent in technology.

Dynamic and engaging teachers will always be the most important component of a SEM education but full technology integration offers additional resources for creative instruction.

2021 AP CSA Female Diversity Award

Research shows that female students who take AP computer science are more likely to major in computer science in college compared to female students of similar background and academic preparation who didn't take AP computer science courses.

Computer Science Department Chair
Beth Adamczyk

Course Descriptions

SEM computer science students recently participated in an exclusive tour and panel at the M&T Tech Hub located in Seneca One Tower. This Hub was created to draw technological talent to Buffalo and situate our city as a place for innovation and opportunity in computing. Its open concept design encourages collaboration between colleagues and revolutionizes the workplace. 
Our students met with a panel of women in STEM at M&T, who shared their journeys in the field and advised the students on internships and beyond. We gained valuable encouragement and insights on the importance of diversity in STEM. SEM’s exclusive four-year computer science curriculum provided our students with the background and knowledge to ask informed questions to our panelists and consider internships with the company in the future.