Computer Science (BS)

Program Description

Computer science focuses on how to design, build, and effectively use the computers and systems that we interact with every day from the smart phones in our hands to the complex databases in our banks and hospitals. Because computer technology powers the most essential functions of business, industry, government and entertainment, computer scientists have tremendous opportunities for growth and exploration.

In addition to the BS degree in Computer Science, the Computer Science and Engineering department offers minors in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Game Engineering. The NYU Tandon School of Engineering also offers a BS/MS Program that enables students to earn both a BS and an MS degree at the same time. For instance, a student can receive a BS in Computer Science and MS in Computer Science, a BS in Computer Engineering and MS in Computer Science, or a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Science. Depending on the student’s preparation and objectives, they can complete both degrees within 5 years. More information on the BS/MS program can be found on the “Undergraduate Academic Requirements and Policies” section of the catalog.

The program provides research labs for specialized study in areas such as cybersecurity, game engineering, and big data, areas in which our department has a distinctive strength. In addition, the program’s close ties to our graduate division immerse students in a vibrant, intellectual atmosphere.


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