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 computer science, and then get an engineering degree from Columbia University, Washington University of St. Louis or Case Western Reserve 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, HigherEdJobs.com
Webmaster, Penn State Altoona

Ken Brakke, Ph.D.

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Professor of Math and Computer Science

Email Address brakke@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4466

Edisanter Lo, Ph.D.

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Professor of Math and Computer Science

loe@susqu.edu
570-372-4629

Jeffrey A. Graham, Ph.D.

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor Math and Computer Science

Email Address graham@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4467

Alex Wilce, Ph.D.

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Associate Professor Math and Computer Science

wilce@susqu.edu
570-372-4468

Hojin Chang

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Assistant Professor Math and Computer Science

Email Address changh@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4447

Alathea Jensen

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Assistant Professor Math and Computer Science

jensena@susqu.edu
570-372-4472

Zachary Scherr

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Assistant Professor Math and Computer Science

Email Address scherr@susqu.edu

Rod Hart

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Adjunct Faculty Math and Computer Science

hart@susqu.edu
570-372-4345

Crystal VanHorn

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

Email Address vanhorn@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4196

Check out all your options! View the academic catalog.

The academic catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year.  For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.

See the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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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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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Phone & Email

Ken Brakke, department head
570-372-4466
brakke@susqu.edu

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