Degree to meet demands of digital economy growth

Computer science includes everything from the math that underlies computation to the design of new algorithms, software and programming languages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science occupations will make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields due to continued growth in the digital economy.

Whether you want to be a computer scientist or a software engineer, you’ll be prepared to solve problems with technology. Our cutting-edge courses and small class sizes will prepare you for computational careers. You’ll learn from hands-on coding experiences with expert faculty, who are engaged teachers and active researchers. You can earn academic credit for summer internships. As a senior, you will have the option to pursue a research project in depth, working directly with your faculty mentor.

We make it seamless for you to double or even triple major in computer science, mathematics or physics. Degrees in economics, finance, chemistry and earth & environmental sciences also pair well with computer science. With our 3+2 dual-degree engineering option, you can earn dual degrees: a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Susquehanna and an engineering degree from an ABET-accredited partner university.


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faculty teach both computer science and mathematics
100%
of majors can pursue an advanced senior project with a faculty member.

Small classes for budding computer scientists

Susquehanna is known for its mentoring and hands-on learning, and the computer science program is no different. Abby Conway ’18 had an amazing opportunity to compete in the nationwide CM Collegiate Programming Contest. She’s excelled in her academics thanks to the program’s attentive professors.

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Potential Careers

  • Computer programming
  • Data science
  • IT administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Higher education

Recent Employers

  • Microsoft
  • Symantec
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Lowe’s
  • Quantiphi

Average Salary

$109,020

2021 median pay for software developers

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Susquehanna’s students trek into high-tech industries

Thanks to practical experience and attentive professors, computer science majors build strong skill sets for an increasingly competitive industry. They’re primed to enter the workforce with both technical competency and creative problem-solving skills. Learn how Erik Rivas Contreras ’19 applied his knowledge to navigate a “cyber jungle.”

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Studying for a Degree in Computer Science

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in computer science at Susquehanna.


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See the full list of related programs on the School of Natural and Social Sciences page.

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