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Explore Our Programs

Computing Programs

Our computing-based undergraduate and graduate programs prepare you for a range of highly employable career opportunities in the rapidly growing and exciting fields of computing and information technology.

Be prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st century

Almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives involves computers and related technologies, from how we shop and communicate with one another to how we stream our favorite TV shows. It’s no surprise that careers in computing and IT continue to experience tremendous growth, outpacing nearly every other profession. Our diverse lineup of computing-based academic programs places you at the forefront of that growth, unlocking nearly endless career pathways.

Do you see yourself mining big data to increase a Fortune 500 company’s revenue, or rebuilding their internal database and protecting their sensitive information from cyberattacks? Maybe you dream of designing video games, innovative mobile apps or dynamic and engaging web sites that help address the health and environmental challenges of our time. Whatever your passions and interests may be, we’ll provide you with a world-class education that prepares you for many complex and constantly evolving — and rewarding — roles. You’ll be ready to join the next generation of successful web and software developers, programmers, information security specialists, game designers, and UX/UI designers.

By the Numbers

+12% In Demand

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

531,200 Job Growth

Number of new computer and information technology occupations projected to be created from 2019 to 2029. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

$88,240 Well Compensated

Median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations in May 2019. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Browse Our Programs

No matter your interest in computing, whether it’s in big data, e-sports, human-computer interaction (HCI), or networking, web development and virtual/augmented reality, we have a program for it. For each program, you’ll find in-depth information, including curriculum, faculty listings and profiles, admissions information, immersion opportunities, career outlooks and much more.

Learn about our new first-year program Exploring Computing

 

Undergraduate Computing Programs

Dual-Degree Computing Program

BA or BS/MS in Cybersecurity (4+1)

Graduate Computing Programs

Computing Program Minors

New First-Year Program

Exploring Computing

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Start your Quinnipiac journey here

Are you an incoming first-year student interested in exploring the many applications of computing? We have a new option to help you begin your journey. Our Exploring Computing offering gives you the time you need to gain an overview of our many computing programs and curricular options. Once you’ve established an interest in a specific discipline, such as cybersecurity, game design or web development, you’ll have the option of selecting the program that best matches your long-term goals. Our special advisers are here to assist you in navigating your first-year courses and help you make the right decision that matches your passion and leads you to success beyond the classroom.

If you’re interested in applying to the Exploring Computing program, please email computing@qu.edu.

Suggested first-year computing courses include:

Fall

CIS 101 – Introduction to Information Systems

CSC 110/110L – Programming and Problem Solving

Math or Elective Course

EN 101 – Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing

FYS 101 – First-Year Seminar

Spring

GDD 200 – Introduction to Game Development

DS 110 – Introduction to Data Science

Math or Elective Course

Exploring Computing Seminar

EN 102 – Academic Writing and Research

The above course list is the current suggested curriculum and is subject to change. Your actual course of study will be set in conjunction with your academic adviser.