Computing Sciences

Student working at in computer science classroom

If you enjoy working with computers and using your creativity and imagination to solve problems, consider making a career out of it!

Our computer science programs encourage hands-on learning in both group and individual classroom settings. We offer four undergraduate programs:

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science includes a set of required core courses with the flexibility to choose from among a wide variety of elective courses in the various areas of computer science.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science teaches you about computer languages, programming, database systems, and how to create software that serves the needs of a wide variety of industries. It is recommended if you plan to apply to graduate school.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering is our newest major within the department. It combines aspects of computer science (software) and computer engineering (hardware) while being introduced to the field of electronic engineering. Here you’ll learn about digital circuit design and micro-controllers, all while understanding how the entire computer works.
 
If you want to learn how to create innovative ways people interact with technology, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Web Design and Development is where you master the skills needed to build and design engaging websites, mobile apps, and computer games.

We also offer a minor in Computer Science to enhance any program of study. Your working knowledge of programming languages, computer technology, database maintenance, and computer graphics will give you an edge in any profession.

A minor in Multimedia Web Design and Development is also a great option if you are pursuing a major in computer science, communication, visual communication design or business, and would like to learn skills in the construction of web-based interactive media.

If you want to study Computer Engineering with a strong foundation in mathematics and the physical sciences, you will find it in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.

Get Hands-On Experience

Learn from expert faculty in a small classroom setting and will have opportunities to publish research with your professors and present at national and regional conferences.

Listen to what our students are saying about our programs and internships.

Career Outlook

The computer and technology industries continue to accelerate and branch out in many new and exciting directions.

The average annual salary for computer science majors is approximately $114,000 according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Some of our recent graduates work at companies like FitBit, YouTube, United Technologies, and General Electric.

Tutoring

Professor helping student in computer science class.

You can receive one-on-one help from an upper-class student by signing up for a tutoring session in the Center for Student Success. It’s a great way to enhance your coursework. Sign up is easy! 

James Pinckney

Computer Science, Multimedia Web Design and Development , '20

James has a full-time position waiting for him at Travelers in Hartford when he graduates this spring. James received the job offer after successfully completing a summer internship at the company, which led to his current part-time position as an associate software developer while he finishes up his senior year.

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You can’t be afraid to learn stuff on your own. You have to ask questions beyond what you might find in a classroom.

Meet the Computing Sciences Department

Timothy J. Becker
Assistant Professor
Computing Sciences

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Eric Boisvert
Adjunct Professor
Computing Sciences

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Zhoujun Duan
Assistant Professor
Computing Sciences

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Andrew Jung
Associate Professor
Computing Sciences

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Carolyn Pe Rosiene
Department Chair; Professor
Computing Sciences

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Ingrid Russell
Professor
Computing Sciences

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Roy Vanegas
Assistant Professor
Computing Sciences

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Debi Perleoni
Office Coordinator
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Rebecca Berman
Office Coordinator
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