Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science
Computer science involves using computers to solve problems in the most efficient way. It’s more than creating code to solve problems – it’s about using the correct code to produce a solution that is efficient, effective, and the best tool for the job.
In the BS in Computer Science, you will:
- Study sought-after areas like cybersecurity, telehealth, and mobile technologies.
- Build it, code it – apply current technologies in the design and implementation of computing solutions, learning how to manipulate coding for the cleanest, most efficient result.
- Take part in collaborative projects locally and globally, developing leadership skills in a professional team.
Opportunities and Experience
We offer a wealth of opportunities to our students, from having access to the hottest internships at places like IBM, Microsoft, and the Department of Justice, to international travel. Build a stellar resume that will help you land a great job with the work experience, networking, and learning opportunities available.
- With campuses based in NYC and Pleasantville, enjoy access to one of the biggest cities for technology in the USA for internships and work experience opportunities with global corporations, non-profit organizations, and start-ups.
- Build real world products for real clients, from websites for a non-profit healthcare company to iPhone apps dedicated to cybersecurity.
- Take part in exciting projects and challenges like hackathons, Seidenberg Creative Labs, gerontechnology, presenting research at conferences, and international competitions such as the University Mobile Challenge.
At Seidenberg, you’ll come out of your college experience with more than just classroom learning. Our students finish with work experience, new stamps in their passports, industry connections, and actual projects to show off to prospective employers.
Computer science majors often go on to a wealth of career paths, though it’s also common for them to remain in academia and continue into research after gaining a PhD. Here are some of the paths our students have taken after majoring or minoring in computer science:
- Jeremy Pease ‘13 started up Pijon Box, a monthly subscription service delivering care packages to college students
- Paat Sinsuwan ‘14 gained a position at IBM New York
- Keith McPherson ‘13 is a software developer at Epic Systems, a healthcare software company
- Michael Ang ’14 is a software developer at Elephant Ventures, a digital strategy consulting firm
- Julie Gill ’12 is a Ruby on Rails developer at SchoolKeep, a platform for educators to build their own online school
There area growing number of career opportunities available to computer science graduates, with starting salaries from $63,833. Whether you want to build from the ground up at a start-up or join an established tech giant, there’s no better time than now to get started in computer science.
The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University offers students a wealth of benefits for both their educations and their careers.