May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Catalogue

Computer Science


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Chairperson: Carol Traynor

Associate Professors: Carol Traynor, Rajesh Prasad; Assistant Professor: Adam Albina

The Department of Computer Science offers a major program of study in four areas: Computer Science, Computer Science with Business, Computer Science with Mathematics, and Computer Science (Teacher Certification in Computer Science). Our degree programs prepare students: to work effectively in industry and government jobs, to teach K - 12 computer science education, and to enter graduate programs.

Computer Science: 

The B.A. in Computer Science provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer science, on both theoretical and application levels. Students take courses that teach them to analyze and solve computing problems and acquaint them with both software and hardware. 

Computer Science with Business:

The B.A. in Computer Science provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer science, on both theoretical and application levels. Students take courses that teach them to analyze and solve computing problems and acquaint them with both software and hardware. 

Computer Science with Mathematics:

The B.A. in Computer Science with Mathematics offers a degree program for students who wish to combine an understanding of Computer Science with an appreciation of mathematics. 

Computer Science (Teacher Certification in Computer Science):

Students in this program earn a double major in Computer Science and Secondary Education. In addition they will have met the requirements of the State of New Hampshire Department of Education for teacher certification (grades K-12). Students pursuing this major will have two advisors, one in the Computer Science Department and one in the Education Department. For details on requirements for the Secondary Education major, please see the catalog entry under Education. Prospective students are advised to consult with both departments.

Information Systems:

The B.A. in Information Systems (IS) program prepares students for all potential career positions in the IS field. The field is concerned with the effective design, delivery, and use of information and communications technologies to solve problems for industry, government, and society.  The field measures and studies the efficacy and impact of implemented solutions toward strategic improvement and ethical use.  The major provides a foundation appropriate for jobs as a Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, System Administrator, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and others.  It also provides an appropriate undergraduate curriculum for students that want to pursue a greater specialization in Organizational Behavior, Data Analytics, or Management Information Systems in graduate school.

Business Analytics:

The B.A. in Business Analytics is an interdisciplinary major that is co-managed by both the Computer Science and Economics & Business departments.  The Business Analytics major educates students to better understand the key performance indicators of success in the enterprise.  Business analytics takes a data-driven approach to understand the current environment and successfully predict the future environment. With a complete and accurate picture of the enterprise, students are positioned to engage with and affect positive change in local, national, and global economies.

Cyber Criminology:

The Computer Science Department co-manages the B.A. in Cyber Criminology that is housed in the Criminal Justice Department. The widespread use of technology and the Internet in today’s society has made examining, investigating, and prosecuting cybercrime an essential priority. The interdisciplinary Cyber Criminology program provides students with an understanding of these issues from the fields of criminal justice and computer science. For more information on this program please Click Here   .

 

Computer Science Minors:

The Computer Science Department offers four minors:  Computer Science Minor ,  Web Design Minor , Cyber Criminology Minor , and Data Analytics Minor  

Courses Offered by the Computer Science Department

Unless otherwise stated below courses can count as a Computer Science elective towards our Computer Science Major programs or our Computer Science Minor.

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