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Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

Math and Computer Science


St. John's is committed to preparing students majoring in computer security with the technological proficiency to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 

As a Computer Science major, you may be eligible to pursue a pathway to the M.A. in Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Department Contact

Mikhail Ostrovskii, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
[email protected]

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For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. 


To earn their Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, students complete a total of 120 credits, including core, major-sequence, and elective requirements. The major sequence and elective requirements are outlined below.

Major Sequence —  48 Credits

(Students complete 30 credits in CSC, including the following:)


(Students complete 14 credits in MTH, including the following:)


Students also complete PHY 1440 and 9 credits in electives 

Global Approach to Education

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. Please visit Global Studies for more information. 

Additional Information

St. John's is committed to preparing students majoring in computer security with the technological proficiency to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 

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. Workstations also are available in campus branches of the 1.7 million-volume University Library. 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. In addition, all new students at St. John’s receive their own laptop computer with full wireless connectivity.

Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining the Computer Science Society. One of more than 180 student clubs and organizations at St. John's, the Society holds events and provides information that integrate classroom theory with real-world, industry-related experience.

Computer Science majors also may qualify for any of the University's science-related honor societies, including these:

  • The Roger Bacon Scientific Honor Society: Recognizing excellence in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology or environmental studies.
  • Pi Mu Epsilon: The national mathematics honor society.
  • Sigma Pi Sigma: The national physics honor society.

High-tech facilities also include our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D’Angelo Center is 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 Services have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.