BS. in Computer Science (State University of New York -Empire State College)

Knowledge Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Systems Analysis, Data Communications, Database Systems Software Engineering, E-Commerce and Web Design, Object-Oriented Programming (Java and/or Visual Basic) as well as a basic understanding of Microprocessor Design and Design of computing Languages

  • Analyze, implement and manage computer systems in their technical and managerial dimensions.

  • Understand and apply the theories and principles of systems design in real-life hardware and software projects.

  • Have a foundation in science and liberal studies as delivered through the General Education program.

  • Explain the principles and theories of ethical decision-making and their practical implications in the everyday conduct of business.

  • Pursue postgraduate studies or professional qualifications in the fields of programming, software engineering and IT systems support and administration.

Skills Outcomes:

As a result of completing this program, students should have acquired the following skills and values:

  •  excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrate analytical and critical-thinking skills necessary to make sound technical and managerial decisions;

  • numeric and quantitative skills including data analysis and interpretation as well as deep understanding of mathematics, essential for computer science professionals;

  • effective use of communication and information technology for business applications;

  • effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise;

  • self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business.

Most bachelor's degree programs are designed to require 4 academic years of full-time study. 

Computer Science graduates may be employed in the professional fields of computer systems programming, software engineering, networks support and administration, database design and management, systems analysis and testing, Internet and web design and more.

The role is most often challenging, varied and exciting. Given the paramount role of computer systems in business applications, computer science professionals form an essential part of the technical and managerial staff of the contemporary private or public organisation.

Our Computer Science graduates have found jobs in programming, telecommunications management, software engineering, technical support and administration and systems design, primarily in the service sector (telecommunications providers, web development firms, financial services etc.)

At New York College: The BS in Computer Science provides the opportunity to graduates to enroll to the  MSc in Internet Engineering and Web Management or MBA in Management of Information Systems both offered at New York College. Most students choose to combine work with postgraduate studies in one of our MSc/MBA programs.

At Institutions Abroad: The entry qualifications for graduate studies differ from university to university; however the SUNY/Empire State College degree is accepted by most universities in the U.S. and all in the U.K. Popular universities usually require in addition to the degree a GPA higher than 3.0.   If you are interested for study abroad opportunities, contact your advisor early on your studies with us, and through our Student Affairs Department come in contact with our alumni who continued their studies abroad.