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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.
  • Develop a strong foundation of programming, data structures, and software engineering
Computer science is not just about creating code to solve problems – it’s about using the right code to make a solution that is efficient, effective, and the best tool for the job.
Opportunities and Experience
We offer a wealth of opportunities to our students, from having access to the hottest New York internships to frequent 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 companies like 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, geron technology, and presenting at conferences.
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.
Careers
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
  • 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 is a growing number of career opportunities available to computer science graduates, with starting salaries from $64,100. 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.
Why Pace
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.
 
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the B.S. in Computer Science are expected to:
  1. Initiate and participate in computing innovations in various industries;
  2. Apply current technologies in designing and implementing computing solutions in various industries;
  3. Exercise life-long learning to remain current in their domains;
  4. Participate in collaborative projects locally and globally;
  5. Demonstrate leadership skills in professional teams.
Student Outcomes
The program enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline

(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities

(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society

(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

(j) An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices

(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

Program Statistics
Campus                            Enrolled*
New York City                    83
Pleasantville                       43
Grand Total                      126
*Fall 2013
 
Campus                            Degrees Conferred**
New York City                    10
Pleasantville                       3
Grand Total                      13
**Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
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