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Computer Science

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.

View the College’s Computer Recommendations for this program here.

At a glance

  • Undergraduate major & minor
  • Concentrations in cloud computing, data analytics, graphics
  • BS
  • 4 years
  • Main Campus

Common Minors

  • Graphic Design
  • Mathematics

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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.

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What Success Looks Like

“From extracurricular activities to a full one-year internship and the mentorship of my professors and counselor, these opportunities and experiences opened many doors, prepared me for industry, and gave me the courage to pursue graduate school.”
Paola Garcia
Paola Garcia Cardenas, ’12
Cybersecurity Engineer | Bixal
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Career Options

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
  • CapGemini
  • Google
  • Honda R&D Americas
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
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Program options

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.