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Why Study Computer Science?

The computer science program will provide you with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts of, and an appreciation for, the power and applicability of computer science.

As a computer science major, you will be thoroughly prepared for graduate study, careers in business or industry, or teaching at the secondary level.

The goals of the computer science program are to:

  • Build critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Foster and promote ethical behavior and respect for diversity
  • Provide training in theoretical and practical aspects of the field
  • Provide background courses in areas of computer science as required by other departments

Computer Science Major

The curriculum progresses through courses in object-oriented programming, analysis and design, data structures and algorithms, theory of computation, computer organization and design, computer security, Internet and networking, database theory and applications, web programming, and other required courses and electives.

Due to the fast-changing nature of the field, our computer science faculty are constantly evaluating course offerings and adding new classes to keep ahead of developments.

Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most up-to-date computer science program requirements.

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Student Scholars Present at Regional and National Conferences

Student Scholars Present at Regional and National Conferences


This spring, more than two dozen St. John Fisher College students traveled to several states to present original research at regional and national conferences. Students representing the chemistry, biology, and computer science programs had the opportunity to share their work and network with peers and faculty from across the country. Read More


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