Computer science (also called computing science) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. One well known subject classification system for computer science is the ACM Computing Classification System devised by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Computer science can be described as all of the following:


Mathematical foundations

Algorithms and data structures

Artificial intelligence

Outline of artificial intelligence

Communication and security

Computer architecture

Computer graphics

Concurrent, parallel, and distributed systems


Outline of databases

Programming languages and compilers

Scientific computing

Software engineering

Outline of software engineering

Theory of computation

Main article: Theory of computation



Data and data structures

Programming paradigms

See also