Undergraduate Programs

The Department offers two undergraduate programs: An ABET-accredited B.S. Program in Computer Science and a B.S. Program in Information Technology. Both programs prepare students both for a professional career in the field of computing or for graduate study, if that is the student's inclination.

Graduates will find employment in research and development, computer software development, e-commerce, security, and Web and database technologies.

Graduate Programs

The M.S. Program in Computer Science provides a comprehensive approach to advanced study in computer science. It also prepares the student to hold a variety of professional and technical positions in all areas of computer science.  Students may choose to graduate with an M.S. Degree in Computer Science using:

The Concentration Option
The main objective of the M.S. Concentration Option is to expose students to state-of-the-art concepts and techniques in the areas of web services, database technologies, and cybersecurity.  The concentrations are:

  1. Web and Database Technologies
  2. Cybersecurity

The General Option
The M.S. General Option is specifically deigned for students who are interested in acquiring the necessary knowledge in development of large software systems ranging in scope from database management systems and data communications networks to operating systems, distributed systems, and graphics and animation systems.

Graduate Assistants
Students may apply for a Graduate Assistant position after successful completion of their first semester.  Applications for the fall semester are due in November and spring semester, in April.  Awards  are limited and vary in amounts, based on the needs of the department.

 

UPE/ACM Chapters

The department is a Lambda Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), which is the only international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Join Our Local Chapter.

Contact Us

Terese G. Fasy

tfasy@sju.edu 610-660-1567 610-660-1592

Dr. Babak Forouraghi
Chair and Graduate Program Director

bforoura@sju.edu 610-660-1167

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The Computer Science Department is dedicated to familiarizing students with the full scope of this rapidly evolving and exciting field. The Computer Science major prepares students both for a professional career in the field of computers and for graduate study if that is the student's inclination. Graduates work in a large variety of high technology industries including the defense industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and in the information technology industry. Any career that requires disciplined thought is available to a Computer Science graduate.  

Detailed information regarding all aspects of the Computer Science Department can be viewed here. 

Alumni Success Stories

It does not matter whether you want to be an educator, a researcher, a software or hardware engineer, an IT consultant or something else entirely, a degree in computer science can give you the foundation and tools you will need to accomplish your own dreams.

Glenn Brunette B.S. '93, M.S. '99
Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Oracle Public Sector at Oracle Corporation
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I learned how to innovate ‘outside the box’, and how to couple my math and computer science capabilities with solid writing skills that have become a hallmark of my current responsibilities at Lockheed Martin.

Angela M. Pawlowski, B.S. ’86, M.S. ‘89
Manager, Artificial Intelligence Programs
Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
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Internships

Students can gain first-hand experience of the daily activities of professionals in the field of Computer Science by pursuing an internship.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

The department is a Lambda Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), which is the only international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines.

International Students

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