You’re fascinated by computers and all they’re capable of. You’re a problem solver by nature, and you enjoy finding solutions through technology. You want a career in one of the world’s fastest growing fields. Computer science may be the major for you.
The Central New York Hackathon, which began in 2013, brings computer science and cybersecurity students from more than 100 local colleges and high schools together to tackle real-world hacking challenges that put their offensive and defensive skills to the test.
Utica College’s comprehensive program in computer science offers sound preparation for both professional accomplishment and graduate study. The major prepares students to design and implement all types of software and devise new ways to use computers, including web applications, robotic, vision, and intelligent systems, and games and simulations. Taught by an expert faculty, the program prepares students for a variety of lucrative careers.
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The Utica College computer science department follows a curriculum recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery, a top organization for computer professionals. Computer science majors at Utica College pursue concentrations in one of three areas:
Foundations in the theory of computer science, including data models, structures, and algorithms, are part of the curriculum
Computer science prepares graduates for a broad range of fields, including knowledge engineering, computer security, business, aerospace, virtual reality, and more. Graduates of UC's computer science program have taken leadership positions at:
Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction.