Computer Science

How would you like to enter a field that is going to add almost half a million new jobs in the next ten years and has a median pay of over $81,000?  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupation Outlook Handbook that’s where the Computer and Information Technology Occupations are currently heading.   Four areas are projected to have over 17% growth in 10 years, adding over 350 thousand jobs during that period:

  • Software Developers (17%)
  • Information Security Analysts (18%)
  • Computer Systems Analysts (21%)
  • Web Developers (27%)

Program Highlights

HANDS-ON LEARNING

We emphasize the use of current tools and hands-on learning in our program, with access to a well-equipped computer science lab that includes a networking sandbox; a variety of Internet of Things sensors and modules, and a 3D printer and modeling software.

INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES

You will take courses that give you the foundation to integrate technology within a wide range of many disciplines such as Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, and the Visual Arts.

PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER

... with opportunities for internships, service learning, and summer employment.

B.S. Program Credits: 125

General Education Credits: 60

Major/Concentration Credits: 65

  • Computer Science
    • Required CS core: 21
    • Required CS electives: 9
    • CS Internship: 3
  • Mathematics: 17
  • STEM or Business: 9
  • Communications & Economics: 6

Standard Completion Time

4 years

What Will I Learn?

The Computer Science major combines a solid theoretical background in computer science with practical skills in software development and the use of computer technology.  

You will learn:

  • A foundation of programming in both Python and Java, courses in algorithms and numerical methods, and computer architecture and networking.
  • Hands-on experience in working with an integrated development environment (IDE) and experience with software repositories such as Git/GitHub
  • The topics of the Internet of Things (IoT), Android app development, and security

You have access to:

  • Windows, Mac OS, and Linux machines
  • A networking sandbox
  • Raspberry Pi and Ardunio devices and a variety IoT sensors and modules
  • a 3D printer and modeling software

Where Will It Take Me?

Internships

  • IBM
  • Paychex
  • Xerox
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Wegmans
  • Traveler's Insurance
  • General Electric
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurial ventures

Careers

  • Eversource Energy
  • Ford
  • Paychex
  • Sears
  • UPS
  • Wegmans
  • Thomson Reuters
  • IBM
  • Dish Network
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Xerox
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Lakeside Health System
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital

Graduate Schools

  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • San Diego State University
  • SUNY Schools
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Texas - El Paso
  • Wichita State University

Who Will I Meet?

faculty

Dr. Robert Willhoft, Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Willhoft worked for 25 years at IBM in Endicott, NY doing engineering and programming. In 2003, Dr. Willhoft joined Roberts as a professor and has led the department in developing a focus on hands-on education and the exploration of the application of computer science in fields such as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

He has a passion for application of computer technology across the disciplines.  He enjoys photography, teaching adults and cooking at his church, and investments and personal finance. Except for cooking, he integrates his knowledge of computing with each of these disciplines.  Cooking he just does because he enjoys eating!

To read more about Dr. Rob Willhoft’s professional affiliations, publications and presentations click here.

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Contact Us

Smith Hall

Phone: 585-594-6310

Email: naturalsciencemath@roberts.edu

Visit the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, & Physics Page