Computer Science

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BS, Minor
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Learn to design and analyze software-based systems as you prepare for a rewarding digital career with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Adelphi University on Long Island.

Why Major in Computer Science at Adelphi University in New York on Long Island?

  • Learn in small classes with expert faculty who are focused on your success.
  • Work one-to-one with faculty advisers to select one or more areas of specialization, such as software engineering, cybersecurity, game programming, applied science and foundations of computer science.
  • Be career-ready upon graduation or study for one more year in our accelerated computer science master’s degree program.

What Can You Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science?

Getting a bachelor’s degree in computer science can help you start a wide variety of careers. A computer science bachelor’s degree opens the door to a successful career in many fields—industry, research and marketing. You can work as a software engineer, systems architect or website designer. Or you can become an expert in the quickly growing fields of cybersecurity or cryptography—or conduct research by pursuing doctoral studies.

STEM-Designated Badge
This program is STEM-designated offering specialized training in high-demand fields and eligible international students can extend their OPT to 36 months.
$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

Computer Science Degree & Minor Options

Computer Science Minor

Take advantage of the flexibility of study computing with an eye on applying it to another field of interest. A computer science minor complements almost any academic area by adding IT competency to the knowledge base acquired in your major field of study.

Cybersecurity Minor

In our exciting computer science degree program, explore how computer systems work, how information systems are designed, how organizations prepare for potential disruptions in service and how the law affects and influences cybersecurity.

Scientific Computing Minor

If you major in sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics and computer science, this minor will provide you with a solid background in computational techniques and data analysis skills to further prepare you to pursue an advanced degree in your major discipline.

Video Game Design Minor

Gain an interdisciplinary perspective and skill set focused on the creative elements of video game development. This minor is sponsored jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Communications. Our video game design computer science program is a great way to combine your interests with another major.

Joint Degree Options

Computer science majors at Adelphi have the opportunity to accelerate their path to a rewarding professional career by completing a joint degree in pre-engineering. Learn more about the application process for these programs

NSF Grant Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded Adelphi University and Principal Investigator Andrea Ward, PhD, associate provost for research and special projects, a $2.49 million grant for the “Ensuring STEM Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program.”

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Adelphi’s annual Research and Creative Works Conference provides a great opportunity for students from all disciplines—many of whom are computer science students—to showcase their work to faculty and the rest of our community.

Our bachelor’s degree in computer science students have also applied their on-campus research knowledge to real-life work settings through partnerships with companies throughout the New York metropolitan area, including:

Computer Science Program Info

I wasn’t one of those kids who was writing code at birth or building computers at 12. But the support I got from the staff was transformative for me.

Rebecca Gotterbarn ’18 BS in Computer Science, Member of IBM’s X-Force anti-hacking team

Degree in Computer Science Application Requirements

To apply for the computer science program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students in the computer science program have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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