Help drive innovation

Master the technologies that are taking us into the future—like cloud-based operating systems, artificial intelligence, and cryptology and code-breaking.

With a degree in computer science, you'll know networking, security, graphics, hardware architecture, and much more. You'll become proficient in several programming languages, including Java and Python, and develop computer applications that real people use.

In Software Engineering—a class you won't find at other small colleges—your professor gives you performance evaluations, rather than exams. That's how it's done in the real world.

Interested in engineering? Study here for three years and get your bachelor's degree in math, and then get an engineering degree from Columbia University through our joint engineering program.

Step into high-tech society

Do cutting-edge research or secure a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Students have interned at Microsoft, Geisinger Health System and Lockheed Martin and landed jobs with government agencies and contractors, at major companies and in higher education.

You'll be armed with the right knowledge and skills to succeed and make a meaningful difference in computer science, software engineering, cryptology, networking, cyber security, database/systems administration and more.

You'll have experience presenting and speaking publically and be proficient in technical writing, making you a stronger candidate for a job or grad school. Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors, like leadership and data science and analytics, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:

Brandeis University
The College of New Jersey Global Program in Johannesburg, South Africa
George Mason University
Johns Hopkins University
Kutztown University
Loyola College 
McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia
North Carolina State University
Penn State Harrisburg
Penn State University Park
Penn State York
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Southern Methodist University
Temple University
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Connecticut
University of Kentucky
University of Mississippi
University of Pennsylvania
Villanova University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Recent graduates have worked as:

Actuarial Assistant, Glatfelter Insurance Group
Actuary Analyst, Tower Hill Insurance
Actuarial Support, Geisinger
App Developer, Advance Central Services
Application Services Analyst, Merck & Co.
Biostatistican, Merck
Branch Manager, Susquehanna Bank
Client Support Technician, The Hershey Company
Credit Portfolio Analyst, Wells Fargo
Developer for Computer Aid Inc., E&E IT Consulting
Director of Mathematics, Achievement First
Fund Financial Analyst, Vanguard
IT Manager, VNA Health Systems, The United States Postal Service
Medical Physicist, Holy Cross Hospital, Maryland
Project Manager, The Hartford
Radar Algorithm Design, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Security, Raytheon, Verizon Communications
Senior Java Programmer, Computer Aid
Senior Knowledgebase Implementation Consultant
Senior Software Developer, Ellucian
Senior Software Engineer, Spark Post
Senior Trading Analyst, Accuen
Software Developer: Applied Systems Associates, The Federal Government
Software Engineer: Cornerstone Software Development Inc., Lockheed Martin Transportation, Morningstar
Statistics Programmer, IMS Health
Systems Administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Systems Integrator, Sandia National Labs
Task Manager, Meckley's Limestone Products
Teacher: CB East High School, Charles County Board of Education, Central York Middle School, Crossroads Middle School, Devon Prep, The Dalton School, Henrico County Public Schools, Northern Lehigh School District; Princeton High School, Red Hook Middle SchoolTechnical Account Manager
Technical Consultant, Viecore Inc.
Web Developer,
Webmaster, Penn State Altoona

Learning goals:

  • The student attains knowledge of major computer science and mathematical concepts that will support the student's goals for further study or a career in computer science or related disciplines.
  • The student develops the sufficient programming skills to support the student's goals.
  • The student develops the ability to write professional documents in a style that is relevant to the student's goals.
  • The student develops the ability to articulate computer science concepts.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science, students successfully complete, with grades of C- or better, the equivalent of the following 54 semester hours:

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4 CSCI-181 Principles of Computer Science
4 CSCI-281 Data Structures
4 CSCI-282 Computer Organization
4 CSCI-381 Algorithms
4 MATH-111 Calculus I
4 MATH-180 Statistical Methods
4 MATH-201 Linear Algebra
4 MATH-221 Discrete Structures

22       300-level or above computer science courses

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, a student must complete, with grades of C- or better, the equivalent of the following 64 semester hours:


4        Select one of the following two options:         

          PHYS-101 Introduction to Digital and Analog Electronics

          PHYS-204 Introductory Physics I

24      300-level or above computer science courses

Ken Brakke, Ph.D.

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4466

Edisanter Lo, Ph.D.

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Jeffrey A. Graham, Ph.D.

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4467

Alex Wilce, Ph.D.

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science

Hojin Chang

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professor Computer Science

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4447

Alathea Jensen

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Prof of Mathematics & Coord of Analytical Thought

Zachary Scherr

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Email Address

Rod Hart

Department: Mathematical Sciences
Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics & Computer Science

Crystal VanHorn

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4196

Joint Engineering Program with Columbia University

Study math, computer science or physics here for three years and then study engineering for two years at Columbia University, earning a bachelor's degree from Susquehanna and an engineering degree from Columbia.

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