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Computer Science

Program Overview

When you major in Computer Science, you’ll learn problem-solving skills, the fundamental concepts of computer science, and the latest technologies. You will be prepared for a successful, long-term career leveraging technology to solve important business problems. You will explore the field through a variety of mid-level and upper-level courses, including web programming, networking, database management, and mobile applications development. A variety of new technologies have been explored through special topics classes which have included electronic medical records software, ethical hacking, and big data.

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Fast Facts

  • A double major in Computer Science and Network Engineering provides a very compelling path to a Computer Security career which is in great demand with excellent salaries. This can be completed in four years.
  • Recent graduates have obtained jobs at top firms including Johnson and Johnson, ADP, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and AIG.
  • US News and World Report has rated Software Developer as the #1 Top Job. The rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary.
  • Software and IT services topped the list of highest paying industries in the US, with average salaries reaching $104,700. – LinkedIn, 2017
  • In most years, most computer science students have offers of employment prior to commencement.

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Careers and Internships

Students have interned at:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • The New Jersey Judiciary Information Security Unity in computer security
  • Asco Power Technologies in IT support
  • McGraw Hill in data security
  • Applied Info Partners in software and web development
  • iMedicWare in software development
  • Bloomfield College in web development

You could be:

  • A computer programmer: Median pay $79,840 per year. Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
  • A software developer: Median pay $102,280 per year. Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
  • A network and computer system administrator: Median pay $79,700 per year. Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
  • An IT manager: Median pay $135,800 per year. IT managers plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
  • A database administrator: Median pay $84,950 per year. Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

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