Why Study DCI?

DCI fills a significant gap in the W&L curriculum. The minor opens pathways to careers in the technology sector that students do not normally encounter as undergraduates in a liberal arts college. In addition to teaching programming to non-programmers, DCI emphasizes the importance of design as an integral skill and way of thinking. Each student in the minor develops an online professional identity, including a portfolio of work and an extensive digital project that demonstrates creativity, technical skills, and intellectual engagement. 

A minor in DCI encourages students to explore the core purpose of their careers within the context and possibilities of the dominant technology of this century. Through integration with any major field of study, students in DCI are equipped with new skills, experiences, and knowledge that enable them to graduate from W&L with the confidence and technical foundations needed for tackling the technological changes of the next decades.