Department of Computer Science Undergraduate Academics
Information technology is an exciting and rapidly-evolving field, and an undergraduate major in the discipline offers a tremendous opportunity to obtain the skill set that will provide value over the course of a career.
The state of the technology changes rapidly, and those in the field must be prepared to constantly advance their knowledge in order to stay current. Because of this, the most vital ability fostered in the undergraduate computer science curriculum is the capacity and abiding desire to learn more.Computer science is highly valued as a discipline because, at its core, it teaches fundamental problem-solving skills. It is no accident that some of the most successful U.S. companies of the last half century were established by computer scientists. Our department prides itself on programs that combine the rigorous development of problem-solving skills with basic business skills. The latter are learned through project-oriented courses that sometimes involve real companies acting as clients for student projects.
Real-World Experience and Hands-On Projects
During your time at Stevens, you'll have the opportunity to work on industry-funded design projects under the co-supervision of faculty members and industry experts to gain experience working on real world problems, and explore a number of other opportunities for professional development.
Senior Design Projects
In Senior Design, you'll work together with a design team made up of three to five students to develop innovative design solutions. Teams work with professional industry mentors to establish goals, schedules, and deliverables. Projects conclude at the end of the spring semester during the annual Innovation Expo and are judged by faculty and experts in a highly competitive and fun environment.
At Stevens, you can put your coding skills to the test by competing in numerous hackathons, both as an individual and as part of a team. A recent undergraduate student took home a $100,000 first prize at the largest coding challenge in history, beating out more than 130,000 competitors worldwide.
Stevens faculty are your gateway to dream vocations. A recent computer science graduate landed a job helping NASA plan, shoot, process and send back astonishing high-quality images of Mars' surface and geology thanks to his summer research project with a Stevens faculty member.
Launchpad@Stevens is a multi-year coaching program that dramatically raises your odds of entrepreneurial success with faculty members, mentors, and peer-groups that guide you through every step of your entrepreneurial journey.
The Stevens undergraduate experience culminates with Senior Design, a year-long collaborative project in which you will apply all they have learned to the solution of urgent, real-world problems, displayed at the annual Innovation Expo.
Accelerated Master's Program
Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables you to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.
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Center for Student Success
Supporting the overall Stevens strategic goal of excellence in all we do, each department at Stevens has its own Center for Student Success – a holistic student resource center committed to promoting the success and retention of its undergraduate students.
As a student, your advising needs evolve through the course of study, and the department's Center for Student Success focuses on facilitating a positive experience at each stage of the undergraduate program.
Incoming New Students
First Years (First Semester and Transfers)
In your first semester, you'll engage in activities and support designed to introduce you to and familiarize you with the department's community, your academic advisors, and the academic and social support structure available to ensure your success and well-being. You'll meet other students, faculty members, and experience ways to integrate yourself into the student body.
Second year student activities are designed to bridge theory with practice and encourage your professional development through initial exposure to upcoming professional choices, like co-op and internship assignments, research experiences, international opportunities, electives and specialization options, and professional society memberships.
In your third year, your student-advisor relationship will shift from group activities to individually-focused strategy sessions about post-graduation options like graduate school or industry, selecting a final co-op assignment, and picking a senior capstone project.
In your senior year, you'll complete and present your senior capstone project. The culmination of your education is the successful preparation for the next step in your careers: graduate school or industry employment. Many students end up working for companies they interned with or collaborated on industry-sponsored projects during their capstone. The Stevens Career Center also offers numerous opportunities to network via career fairs and faculty mentors often help students gain industry connections.
Visit the department's "About" page to find your academic advisor.