BA Computer Science
USD 48,152 / per year *
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The Art of Technology
Diversify your academic experience with a computer science degree that offers the flexibility you want. You’ll learn fundamental theory and apply that knowledge to real projects that build your portfolio, empowering you to build the tech innovations of the future.
The Value Proposition
- Get the fundamentals down then specialize with a minor like IT, information assurance in the criminal justice system, digital design, economics, marketing, business, or mathematics.
- Build your portfolio with project-based learning that develops your skills, teamwork, and passion.
- Internships with New York companies give you on-the-job experience and complement your studies.
Take Courses Like
Game Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Fundamentals of Data and Network Security, Software Engineering, Math Structures for Computer Science, Computer Programming I and II, Operating Systems and Architecture, Mobile App Development, and advanced electives in your specialized area.
- CS 321 Intro to Game Programming
- CS 385 Artificial Intelligence
- SE 116 Software Engineering
Add Opportunities and Experiences
Unlock international travel, interdisciplinary collaboration, and intercollegiate experiences through the New York City Design Factory programs. These for-credit experiences will see you traveling to partner universities in Finland, Portugal, Geneva, and many other incredible locations to build real products for real companies.
Plenty of on-campus (and online) opportunities are available for you to get hands-on learning experience and work on projects with classmates, too. Pace Computing Society, Seidenberg Tech Collective, Cybersecurity Club, Pace Women in Tech, and other student clubs meet regularly throughout the semester. And then there’s our labs—the Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab, the Robotics Lab, the Networking and Data Science Lab—all of these are available for you to work with faculty guidance on honing your skills.
This program is STEM-designated, which means you will be trained in areas of technology that are in high demand with United States employers. International students studying in person on student visas will be eligible for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension of 24 months, for a total of 36 months.
University Core Requirements (44-53)
Seidenberg majors are required to complete the MAT 131 Calculus I and CS 121 Introduction to Computer Science from the Foundation Requirements and are required to complete two courses from each of the four Areas of Knowledge.
Major Requirements (50)
- Computing Core1
- CS 113 Mathematical Structures for Computer Science
- CS 121 Introduction to Computer Science
- CS 122 Computer Programming II
- CS 232 Computer Organization
- CS 241 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 271 Fundamentals of UNIX and C Programming
- Advanced Required Courses
- CS 242 Algorithms and Computing Theory
- CS 488 Computer Networks and the Internet
- Advanced Electives
- CS Advanced Electives in CS
- MAT 131 Calculus I 2
- MAT 132 Calculus II
- MAT 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Analysis
1Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite course to take subsequent CS courses.
2Shared with the University Core.
Minor Courses: Students in the BA/CS program will enhance their major with a minor or concentration offered by Pace University. For the purpose of illustration, we detail minors in Information Technology, Computer Information Technology, and Information Assurance for the Criminal Justice System (cybersecurity). Other minors may be selected from one of the many disciplines within another Pace School. For example, the Digital Design minor, Economics minor, etc. can be satisfied by the required courses as approved by the relevant school. Once the minor requirement is fulfilled, the completion of 120 credits can be satisfied through elective courses.
Seidenberg BA CS students can take a minor from within the Seidenberg School, for example, Computer Information Technology (15-16 credits) or Information Assurance in the Criminal Justice System (19 credits).
For the CIT minor, students can take either Option 1 (4 CIT courses) or Option 2 (a blend of CIS civic engagement courses and CIT courses).
The minor in Information Assurance in the Criminal Justice System is a pathway to a career in cybersecurity.
Other popular minors within other Pace schools for BA CS students include Digital Design, Mathematics, Economics, Marketing, and General Business.
Open Electives (1-18)
Select 1-18 credits
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Scholarships and Funding
Pace's comprehensive student financial assistance program includes scholarships, graduate assistantships, student loans (federal and alternative plans), and tuition payment plans. Pace participates in all major federal and state financial aid programs such as Direct Loans, New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Perkins Loan, and Federal Work-Study. All students are encouraged to apply for these programs by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained from any of the University's Financial Aid Offices.
Remember time is always of the essence when it comes to scholarships, so don't wait to apply!
Pace Scholarships and Resources
- Institutional Scholarships and Grants
- Transfer Student Scholarships
- Endowed Scholarships
- Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Estimator
- Awards and Fellowships
- Pivot Funding Opportunities Database
- Pace Financial Aid Office
One of the best things about studying technology is the sheer volume of opportunities open to you once you graduate. Every industry depends on some aspect of tech to operate, whether it’s a need for IT hardware and software technicians, systems administrators, cybersecurity specialists, web and app designers, database administrators, software developers, business analysts, and so much more. So whatever industry you’re most excited by, tech jobs abound.
- Database Administration
- Data Science
- Game Development
- Mobile App Development
- Product Management
- Software Development
- Web Development
Where graduates are employed
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- JPMorgan Chase
- Morgan Stanley
average starting salary
new US tech jobs in past year (Source: CompTIA)