If your declared major is AAS Computer Technology, BS in Computer Science, or BS in Computer Science-Mathematics, you can find out who is your advisor on CUNYFirst. See Interactive CSC Prerequisites Flowchart.
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If you completed computer science coursework at another accredited college, and these credits did not convert to anything in the computer science catalog here (i.e. they show as CSC BKT credits in your CUNYfirst course history), you may request these credits be evaluated. Please complete the transfer credit evaluation. Include a copy of your transcript from the institution at which you completed the course, and either the course description (from that college's catalog) or syllabus.Submit these to 1N-215, or contact the department Chair.
The Computer Science offers a Computer Technology program that focuses on general applications programming. Students can choose either the programming sequence of information science sequence. Students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science should consult the requirements for the BS in Computer Science or the BS in Computer Science/Mathematics.
The Computer Science program offers a full four-year curriculum in computer science that prepares students for careers as computer professionals and/or for graduate study. The major provides a broad-based background in computer science and includes courses in computer software, systems, mathematics, and computer engineering. A student, under the guidance of a computer science adviser, may also select additional courses to pursue particular interests. Students interested in transferring into the program from the two-year Computer Technology program should consult the department chairperson.
You may choose to earn specialization in one of the following areas. Open PDF Flyer!
Please speak to your advisor if one of these specializations interests you so you plan to take the course responding to the specialization!
Students may graduate with honors in Computer Science. To receive honors, the student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in courses taken in the major. The student must also complete an honors project by taking CSC 450, where the student works closely with a faculty member to define the project, carry out the research and investigation, and write the final report. The project must be approved by the department Chairperson. Students will receive credit through CSC 450 for their work on an honors project. CSC 450 cannot substitute for an elective course.
The Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics offer a joint BS degree program in Computer Science and Mathematics that provides a balance between these two disciplines with an emphasis on their applied aspects and their relationship to each other. Pre-Computer Science Sequence: 4 credits CSC 126 Introduction to Computer Science (4 credits) A grade of C or above in CSC 126 will be required for admission to the Computer Science/Mathematics Baccalaureate program.Students will be allowed to repeat the course, if necessary.
The program in Information Systems and Informatics (ISI), offered as an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Departments of Marketing and Computer Science, provides students with core business and technical competencies to traverse the boundary between management and computer information technology. Students learn to design, develop, and implement state-of-the-art information systems to support managerial decision making, statistical modeling, and advanced analytics. The program prepares students for careers as business and systems analysts, designers and developers; data administrators; information systems consultants; and managers in information technology. The curriculum is based upon the guidelines provided by several professional associations including AACSB, ABET, and ACM.
Computer Engineering Sequence or Computer Applications Programming Sequence
Undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science or CS/Mathematics and satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three graduate courses at undergraduate tuition to be counted towards their bachelor’s degree. These courses may be used only to substitute for 400 level Computer Science elective courses (CSC designation). These graduate courses will be double-counted toward their master’s degree. This allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years.
1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Science / Mathematics at CSI and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits.
2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above.
3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a fulltime CSI Computer Science faculty under whom the applicant has studied.
4. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.
5. Application for admission and conditional acceptance to the Computer Science graduate program.
6. All graduate elective courses can be taken as double-counting courses, except the required core courses: CSC 716, CSC 727, CSC 740 and CSC 770.
A few years after graduation, graduates will
1. Hold responsible positions in computing related fields and/or be pursuing an advanced computing related degree
2. Remain current in their field through the pursuit of life-long learning
3. Use their core computing and problem solving knowledge
1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.