Computer Science

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Be on the cutting edge of the Information Age, learning to develop the technologies that will propel the global community into the future.

You’ll become an innovative thinker with the skills to design, implement, and evaluate computer systems, analyze problems and propose solutions, and tackle computer and internet security. You’ll learn what it’s like to expand the limits of possibility and create programs with the potential to change the world.

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About the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Future engineers and computer scientists learn to create new knowledge and technologies through ten undergraduate majors. Students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces, and challenging internships.

Learn more about the computer science program.


Sample courses for computer science majors inlcude: 

  • Computer Organization and Programming Systems
  • Ethical Aspects of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Programming Language: Theory and Practice
  • Software Specification and Design
  • Automata and Computability
  • Design of Operating Systems

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Practical Experience

  • Your computer science major can be combined with one or two minors from any of Syracuse’s other schools and colleges. You can also pursue a 5-year combined degree option that allows you to receive a computer science degree and a degree in a major of your choice from the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • The Engineering and Computer Science Cooperative Education program (co-op) empowers you to pursue experiential learning opportunities through professional, paid work experience in your field and still graduate in four years.
  • Collaborate with faculty on research projects at on- and off-campus institutes and labs, including the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE) – 22,000 square feet of newly constructed core laboratories and individual faculty laboratories.
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science has 20 co-curricular organizations as well as student organizations like Engineers without Borders and WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering).
  • Syracuse University’s B.S. in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • The 5-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. 

Computer science majors most often go abroad to Syracuse University centers in Florence, Hong Kong, London, and Strasbourg, and to our World Partner programs at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka, Japan), and Korea University (Seoul).

Life After Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in computer science, you can explore careers such as:

  • Computer scientist
  • Computer programmer
  • Network computer systems administrator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer software developer
  • Cybersecurity

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as computer engineering, cybersecurity, computer networking and telecommunications, computer systems analysis, computer software design, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.