Computer Science, B.S.

Ignite your computer science career today at USJ!

The University of Saint Joseph offers an inspired program in computer science that is industry focused, interdisciplinary, and experientially oriented. At USJ, we offer a customizable educational experience in computer science where students and faculty work together to bring individual attention to planning for your career aspirations. 

The B.S. in Computer Science at USJ is made up of a combination of core computer science courses plus a student chosen concentration. The core courses are anticipated by employers for all students earning a degree in computer science. Beyond these courses, USJ offers more specialized computer and data science courses that are taken in conjunction with your concentration choice, career interests, and are reflected in your personalized plan of study.

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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.

Curriculum

Students start their educational experience by taking the core courses and other arts and science requirements.

Three Concentrations

During the sophomore year, all students choose a concentration to define their path going forward.

Experiential Options

Students can incorporate experiential options to fast track their careers:

*Can apply to all three concentrations by completing the majority of your required courses in your first 21 months

WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE?

  • There are more computing jobs that exist than qualified applicants
  • You’ll solve complex and challenging problems across a variety of fields
  • Computer science is the new literacy
  • Computer science is a fast-growing field
  • Computing is everywhere in our lives
  • Computer scientists are problem solvers
  • It is a high paying field with a median annual salary above $95,000**

**According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Why Computer Science at USJ?

At USJ we realize that students need individualized attention and small class sizes to perform their very best. Interdisciplinary study, connections to industry, and flexibility in curriculum are designed to achieve their career goals. We offer a strong set of core courses taken by all computer science majors.

Paths and Career Opportunities:

Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction. According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics computer science related jobs will experience 24% growth through 2026.

Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery,
Student Chapter

The ACM chapter at USJ is a student club for those interested in the advancement of technology. Meet new people, learn from professionals, and our industry partners.

Career Connections

USJ’s close proximity to downtown Hartford, along with other urban areas, has given USJ students the opportunity of interning at professional organizations and companies including:

Questions?

Contact:
Thomas Calabrese, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Program Director Computer Science
Phone: 860.231.5526
Email: [email protected]

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