Make Your Mark in Today’s High-Tech Computer Industry
If you are seeking a career in computer systems design or research, or are interested in pursuing graduate programs in computer science, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science-Combined program at the University at Albany can help you achieve your goals.
This bachelor’s program will teach you to design, build, and test sophisticated software systems and install them on computer platforms; work with and design software systems involving databases, modeling, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, communication, and information retrieval; and solve problems by working with programming languages, data structures, and algorithm analysis.
Develop a commitment to professional and ethical computer science standards as well as a devotion to the life-long learning of new trends in computing, information, and technologies;
Experience computer science in the work environment through internships and co-ops;
Tackle global and societal issues with diverse and exceptional faculty who are passionate about advancing both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of computer science;
Receive personal attention through academic and career advisement;
Explore a wide range of courses and programs outside of computer science in humanities, social science, music, and the arts;
Engage in the University’s Honors College;
Save on tuition compared to that at most private universities.
Additional Program Options
If you are interested in both computer science and mathematics, UAlbany also offers a BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. If you want to further specialize in Data Analytics, you can pursue the BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics with a Data Analytics concentration.
Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Option
Interested in earning a graduate degree? Apply to the combined undergraduate/graduate program in your junior year and, if accepted, begin taking graduate-level coursework earlier than you would normally. Because you’re permitted to double-count up to 12 academic credits, you’ll complete your combined program in only 5 years. Plus, these 12 credits are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate. Contact your academic advisor for more information.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects an 11 percent growth in employment of computer science graduates by 2024, the highest rate of all occupations. As computer science careers exist in manufacturing, finance, service, sales, health care, retail, government, and more, you can pursue your interest in almost any industry.
Possible job titles include:
IT Project Manager
Computer/Network Security Consultant
Business intelligence analysts
Computer systems programmers
Computer security specialists
Student Learning Objectives
Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
Bachelor of Science
Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.