B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences
The College at Old Westbury offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
and Information Sciences (CIS) as part of the Mathematics, Computer & Information
With almost every aspect of life today linked in some way to computer technology,
it is necessary to have updates and be on the cutting edge of new and better
hardware and software.
The main focus of the CIS degree is database management and computer networking
with software development also emphasized. The fundamental mode of usage of
the computer is in support of information systems, either for operational efficiency
or management decision making. Therefore, the study of computer-based information
systems is an integral part of the CIS curriculum. Students learn about software
engineering, computer networks, system design and implementation and database
management. The languages of instruction are C++ and Java with LISP for the
Artificial Intelligence course.
All full-time members of the faculty hold Ph.D. degrees in computer science
or other computer-related disciplines. In addition to teaching, they are
involved in a broad range of scholarly pursuits and consulting. The total
enrollment in each course is limited to maximize the interaction between
faculty and students.
B.S. in Mathematics
Mathematics encompasses the logic and reasoning skills that provide the tools
for making decisions, interpreting observations, Explaining natural phenomena,
and solving problems. The Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics shows
the students the analytical power and tremendous relevance of mathematics,
as well as to teach the skills needed to achieve academic and career goals
within a complex and technological society. .
Mathematics is the language of sciences: it is the foundation of fields ranging
from weather forecasting to financial engineering. The study of mathematics
develops one's ability to express one's thoughts clearly and precisely,
to reason logically, and to analyze and solve problems algorithmically.
Members of the Mathematics faculty have received the SUNY Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in Teaching and for Distinguished Service. In addition
to their scholarly research in areas such as number theory, topology, abstract
algebra, real analysis, applied mathematics, operations research and engineering,
members of the mathematics faculty also serve as consultants to business and
government agencies. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors
on topics in pure mathematics, and on applied research projects.
B.S. in Middle Childhood Education (5-9) or
B.S. in Adolescence Education (7-12) - Mathematics
Students majoring in Mathematics, who wish to teach, can attain New York State
Certification to teach secondary mathematics while studying mathematics at
SUNY Old Westbury. Interested students should contact the Teacher Education
Department for further information.
Computer & Information Sciences
This minor provides its students with a strong foundation in programming before
students choose courses related to either computer architecture or software
The minor in mathematics is available for those students who want their formal
college records to emphasize a serious amount of upper-division work in mathematics.