Computer Science Major
College of Arts and Sciences
Degree BS, Computer Science
For information contact Patricia Lapczynski, RSM, DPS
Patricia Lapczynski, RSM, Associate Professor of Computer Science, BA Douglass College; MS Dartmouth College; DPS Pace University
The computer science curricula follows the recommendations of the Association of Computing Machinery and provides career-oriented education within a strong liberal arts program. The computer science major leads to a bachelor of science in computer science. The program prepares students to pursue careers in scientific or industrial programming and systems analysis, or to continue their education at the graduate level. Students have ample access to computer labs stocked with Windows and Apple operating systems. All facets of hardware and software are continually upgraded to ensure that students work with the most recent components of this dynamic technology. In addition, a double major of computer science and mathematics is available by completing additional approved mathematics courses. Contact the math department chair for details.
Technology is always changing therefore the program has a strong foundation of knowledge to keep pace with trends in the computer science industry. The major goes beyond basic programming to include algorithm development, computer architecture, and more.
Coursework in the major explores the following areas:
To provide a cooperative and quality academic environment in which students can graduate with an undergraduate liberal arts based degree in computer science and in which faculty are enabled to develop professionally.
A student who graduates with a degree in computer science can:
Students should have one year of high school biological science and one year of high school physical science. Students should also have taken sufficient mathematics courses to successfully pass Math 171, and 172.
Students should have a minimum average GPA of 2.0 in their major courses.