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Undergraduate Programs

Advising Coordinator:
Angela Pena, Department Administrator

The Department of Computer Science at Montclair State University supports the Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology and Science Informatics that educate students for positions in industry and graduate school. Department students may participate in Cooperative Education where the students receive real-world experience, academic credit and salaries. Special courses and programs such as the Department’s Cisco Networking Academy introduce students to emerging technologies, and we encourage our students to work with Department faculty members on research projects. A student organized computing club provides another opportunity for student interaction.

The Computer Science curriculum prepares students to design and implement software, to consider new ways to use computers, to assist in improving solutions to computer problems, and generally helps students to adapt to new ideas. The BS in CS – Concentration in Professional Computing degree is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET. This program was recently changed to be the singular BS in CS degree program, and a name change of the accredited degree is pending. A chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the national honor society in computer science, is available for outstanding students.

The BS in Information Technology degree prepares students to use computing technology to create and process information to meet enterprise’s goals. Although both Computer Science and Information Technology students learn about theory, innovation and computing applications, Computer Science tends to work more with theory and innovation while Information Technology tends to work more with computing applications.

The “New” Curricula listed below have updated course information. View the Course Modifications for cross-listings and updated information!