Computer scientists’ work shapes every facet of our lives and the world around us. Their work in artificial intelligence and database management enables us to make informed and correct decisions in business, science, healthcare; and it also helps us to predict, prepare, and cope with disasters and environmental problems. Computer scientists are increasing access to education and helping us to build a more equitable society. Computer scientists’ work in cybersecurity helps to keep us safe. Computer scientists’ creativity has greatly enhanced the ways in which entertainment products are created and consumed. The impact of computer scientists’ contributions is undeniable.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job prospects in computer science and information technology will grow 15% in this decade. In addition to unlimited job opportunities, careers in computer science offer high earning potential and many pathways for advancement.
Ignite your future with a degree in computer science from St. Thomas Aquinas College and develop the intelligence and technical skills to envision possibilities and create solutions in any field you choose. Focus your studies in a concentration in cloud computing, data analytics, or graphics and discover your passion in our close-knit and supportive academic community where we’ll set you up for success.
At a glance
- Undergraduate major & minor
- Concentrations in cloud computing, data analytics, graphics
- 4 years
- Main Campus
- Graphic Design
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Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning
Develop your skill set and your résumé through many interactive learning experiences built into the curriculum, and through exciting internships and real-world research projects.
Career Preparation & Mentoring
Small class sizes make it possible to connect with experts who will mentor you through your college journey and beyond. Our faculty are actively involved in exciting research projects and often invite students to participate as co-researchers and co-presenters at academic conferences.
Explore a broad range of important topics within Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and the implications for the design of interactive systems. Examine the design of human computer interfaces through a multidisciplinary lens that combines computer science, cognitive science, and psychology.
Discover the building blocks of cloud systems in this course that overviews cloud computing and its enabling technologies. Through projects utilizing public cloud infrastructures, such as Amazon Elastic Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure, and Google App Engine, you will gain hands-on experience and learn how to develop cloud-based software applications.
Ignite your creativity in this in-depth course that explores modeling and animation using Maya and Unity. Learn about polygons and NURBS, shading, texturing, lighting, rigging, and animation. Create both traditional 2D and virtual reality experiences.
What Success Looks Like
A degree in computer science will prepare you for graduate study and careers in a diverse range of roles, such as:
- Software Engineer
- Game Developer
- Information Research Scientist
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- IT Systems Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Programming Analyst
- Software Architect
- Web Developer
- Quality Assurance Analyst
Our computer science students intern and find full-time employment at many organizations, including:
- Bergen Computer Solutions
- Brookhaven National Lab
- Honda R&D Americas
- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
The BS in Computer Science develops the technical and analytical skills to problem-solve creatively and provides you with the knowledge and specialized skill set in cloud computing, data analytics, or graphics to succeed in many different careers.
A minor in computer science adds a rich dimension to your education in many areas of study, from business to forensic science to education and more. Fine-tune your technical and analytical skills and maximize your employment opportunities with this valuable addition to your résumé.