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Major in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Computer Science (120 credits)

Learn the Fundamentals

Programming: Computer programs (software) are the instructions that give computers their power. You will learn to program in several languages — Java, C, Python, Perl. A skilled programmer knows how to design, code and test large programs so that they run efficiently and are easy to maintain.

Logic and math: How do we measure and compare program efficiency? How do we know that a program computes correct results? An answer to these questions requires the language of mathematics and logic.

Systems: Computer hardware continues to evolve. As it does, new demands are placed on operating systems, device drivers, and other software artifacts. You will study these connections in two courses — Computer Organization and Operating Systems.

Putting it all together: Software Engineering and Software Design Studio are capstone courses where students work together to design, code, test and document a software project.

Social impact: Computing technologies are ubiquitous. Not since the invention of the printing press has the world seen such a revolution in the way information can be used and disseminated. The social impact has been astounding. As responsible professionals we want to understand the impact our work has had and will continue to have on culture, work and politics.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about computer science and information technology programs at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact

Dr. Jan Plaza, Chair
Office: Au Sable Hall, Room 307
Phone: (518) 564-2788
Fax: (518) 564-2768