Department Chair

  • Dr. Mary Anne Egan
    Professor
    Roger Bacon 308
    (518) 782-6546
    maegan@siena.edu

 

 

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is committed to academic excellence. Many students participate in a well-established internship program or work with faculty members on independent research projects.

The Department strives to

  • provide a curriculum and environment that provides students with a foundation in computer science
  • develop our students’ critical thinking and communication skills
  • offer courses that encourage student participation, hands-on learning, and teamwork 

Mission and Learning Goals:

Our mission is to provide a curriculum and environment that provides students with a foundation in computer science upon which a lifetime of on-going learning and professional development can be built. We aim to develop our students’ critical thinking and communication skills, preparing them for future leadership roles or the pursuit of advance degrees. 

 

Majors, Minors and Certificates:

B.S. in Computer Science requires a minimum of 35 hours of coursework in Computer Science and 14 hours of coursework in Mathematics. All students participate in a senior year capstone experience by enrolling in Software Engineering I and II, and most students participate in our well-established internship program.There are also opportunities for research with a professor in a one-on-one situation.

Information Systems Minor consists of six courses (18 credit hours) in Computer Science focusing on computer applications, database management, and information technology. Information Systems focuses on how specific technolgies such as hardware, software, and telecommunications can be used to collect, create, and distribute data for organizations. While students learn the details of how to design and implement information systems, many of the courses in this program also emphasize how technology plays a role in shaping business, science, and communication.