Department: Computer Science
Computers are used with increasing frequency as important tools for activity and research in engineering, the natural and social sciences, and the arts. Computers are involved in every aspect of life in our society; even people who have no direct need to use a computer have to deal with data produced or processed by computers or to make decisions based on such data.
In the undergraduate division, the Computer Science department offers courses and facilities for a major in computer science leading to the BA or BS degree. A major has the necessary preparation for graduate work in the field and for employment in programming, systems analysis, and other computer-related professions. The department has enjoyed continuous and unsolicited requests from industry and government agencies for its majors.
In the graduate division, the department offers the MA degree and, in collaboration with other senior CUNY colleges, the PhD in computer science. (For further details, see the department handbook.)