College of Professional StudiesQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus
If you want to succeed in computer science — today’s fastest-growing profession — then discover the opportunities waiting for you at St. John’s.
Experts say 60 percent of all job growth over the next seven years will be in computer-related fields. You can prepare for these careers through St. John’s 120-credit Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Computer Science.
Offered by our College of Professional Studies, the program combines solid academic theory with the practical skills and knowledge that are vital to businesses, culture, government and society. Students gain an in-depth understanding of computer architecture, languages and systems — areas vital for industry careers, graduate study or research in computer science.
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Computer Science Scholars Pilot Program Highly qualified incoming freshman Computer Science students will be placed in a special Scholars track of the Computer Science curriculum. The Scholars track will consist of the same sequence of required courses that comprise the standard track, but the courses will be taught with a higher level of academic rigor, including programming assignments that are significantly more challenging for these highly qualified students. The pace of the courses will be accelerated as the students will more quickly grasp the programming concepts, leaving more time for enrichment topics, outside speakers, student presentations on topics of interest, etc. For the pilot program, the Scholars sequence will include four courses (Programming Fundamentals I and II, Introduction to Data Structures, and Discrete Mathematics). If the pilot is successful, the faculty will consider expansion of the Scholars sequence to include Advanced Data Structures, Software Design Methods, and the capstone Software Engineering course.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:
Admission Office - Queens Campus718-990-2000[email protected]
There are several tracks a student can take to earn a degree in Computer Science. Please click on the links below to be taken to that tracks requirements.
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements as outlined below.
And 3 Credits from the following courses:
And 6 additional credits in Computer Science
* A second language (6 credits) may be substituted for these courses.
And 6 additional credits in Mathematics Courses selected from:
And 3 additional credits in Biology, Chemistry or Physics selected from:
Free Electives: 6 Credits
To earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Business Option, students complete 120 credits in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements as outlined below.
*A second language (6 credits) may be substituted for these courses.
Free Electives: 3 Credits
To earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Science/Security Systems Option, students complete 120 credits in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements as outlined below.
And 6 additional credits in Computer Science
And 3 additional CSS credits from the following courses:
And 3 additional credits Theology
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Healthcare Informatics Option, students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements as outlined below.
Free Electives: 3 Credits
To earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Networking Option, students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements as outlined below.
And 9 additional credits from the following courses:
The B.S. Degree Program in Computer Science prepares students to become life-long learners and successful professionals in the field by achieving these fundamental objectives:
Students also will demonstrate proficiency in a second, complementary area by mastering a computer science-related option within the main program (not required for the degree).
Objectives: Business Option
Objectives: Computer Security Systems Option
Objectives: Networking and Telecommunications Option
Objectives: Healthcare Informatics Option
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.
St. John's is committed to preparing students majoring in computer security with the technological proficiency to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The University is equipped to meet the instructional needs of students and faculty through state-of-the-art academic computing facilities, including microcomputer laboratories, microcomputer classrooms and multimedia classrooms.
St. John's computer labs contain more than 300 Intel workstations and more than 30 high-end Macintosh computers, with the latest software for Windows and Macintosh platforms. All computers are connected to UNIX servers, Windows NT file servers and St. John's top-ranked wireless network.
More than 90 percent of St. John's classrooms have state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, including wireless connectivity. Each classroom podium is equipped with the latest workstations, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) and DVD/VCR players.
Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining the Computer Science Society (CSS). One of more than 180 student clubs and organization at St. John's, CSS integrates classroom experience with real-world, industry-related experiences. Through networking with industry professionals, holding informative workshops and preparing members for job interviews, CSS supplies the tools necessary to develop into forward-thinking leaders of the technological revolution.
Computer Science majors also may qualify for any of the varied honor societies at St. John's. For example, The College of Professional Studies Honor Society recognizes undergraduates for academic excellence and demonstrable involvement in their churches and communities.
Of course, Computer Science majors have access to the outstanding resources available to every St. John's student. Facilities include our 1.7 million-volume University Library and our new D'Angelo Center — a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.
Students take advantage of St. John's location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students also make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.