Computer & Information Sciences Degree

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science

Computer science is dynamic – growing continuously and constantly evolving. SUNY Old Westbury prepares computer scientists who can adapt and grow as their profession does.

The Old Westbury Computer Information Science degree places an emphasis on:

  • Data management
  • Web technologies
  • Computer networks
  • Applied software development

Computer Information Science majors can focus their studies in system software, information systems or computer and network security. 

The languages of instruction are C++ and Java. Students also use LISP for courses in Artificial Intelligence.

Careers related to computer information science are routinely found on various "best jobs" lists because of their outstanding combination of excellent pay, satisfying work-life balance and personal reward in seeing the great impact of computing throughout society.

Python & Pizza

These monthly events bring together students, professionals and faculty to share the latest techniques and applications in data analytics. Recent topics covered include:

  • Data Visualization
  • Intro to Python
  • Recommender System

The gatherings are held as part of the Long Island Data Analytics Meetups hosted by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. 

Computer Information Sciences Careers

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs list for 2022

This annual report named information security analyst the #1 job prospect in America. The top 100 also included software developer (#5), data scientist (#6), IT manager (#13), computer systems analyst (#27), web developer (#32), database administrator (#38), computer network architect (#48), and computer systems administrator (#52).

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Glassdoor's 50 Best Jobs in America list for 2022

The nationally recognized human resources site named enterprise architect as #1 and many other technology positions appear within the top 25:  full stack engineer (#2), data scientist (#3), devops engineer (#4), machine learning engineer (#6), data engineer (#8), software engineer (#8), java developer (#9), back end engineer (#11), cloud engineer (#12) information security engineer (#15), back end engineer (#16), automation engineer (#21), and UX designer (#24).

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About our Faculty

Computer Information Science faculty from SUNY Old Westbury present work at national and international conferences and publish results in renowned journals. They are also teachers, focused on your success. 

Students completing the Bachelor of Science curriculum in computer information science obtain a technically rigorous and comprehensive degree. The degree requires 10 credits of science/engineering and 4 mathematics courses.