Computer Science


The programs in computer science provide a theoretically based education in computer science, coupled with practical objectives. Students are exposed to a broad range of fundamental concepts in such areas as software engineering, computer organization, database systems, management information systems and operating systems, as well as to a wide variety of computer applications. The core curriculum of required courses can be supplemented by a concentration of courses in a specialized area.

Graduates of the program, many of whom enter industry, are prepared to function well in most computing environments. They are familiar with a spectrum of fundamental principles and have been encouraged to approach problems with creativity.

The BS Computer Science program offered at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus is accredited by: the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET: http://www.abet.org/

ABET, Inc., is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation since 1997. Currently, ABET accredits over 3,100 programs in the fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology at more than 660 colleges and universities in 23 nations.

ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession.

Why is accreditation important:

  • Accreditation helps students and their parents choose quality college programs.
  • Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared.
  • Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
  • Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their program.
Undergraduate programs offered in Computer Science

B.S.C.S. (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science)

Graduate programs offered in Computer Science:

M.S.C.S. (Master of Science in Computer Science)

Combined Five-Year Programs in Computer Science:

B.S.C.S. / M.S.C.S. (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Master of Science in Computer Science)

B.S.C.S. / M.S.MIS. (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Master of Science in Management Information Systems)

B.S.C.S. / M.B.A. (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Master of Business Administration)

Certificate Programs in Computer Science:

Database Administration Certificate

Internet Programming Certificate

Telecomm & Networking Certificate

Computer Programming Certificate

Advanced Computer Programming Certificate