Computer Science Major & Minor

Hartwick’s personalized nature gives the Department of Computer and Information Sciences the flexibility to offer up-to-the-minute, innovative courses of study to its majors.

As computers become valuable tools in nearly every field, it is important that those involved in their development and use understand the technology, the human needs it can serve, and its implications for society. The study of computers within the framework of a liberal arts and sciences education can provide this understanding.

Where degrees in computer science can take you.

The department offers major programs in computer science and information science, as well as a minor in each area. While the two major programs differ in focus, each provides students with a solid technical background and a broad, general foundation that prepares them for a variety of career opportunities rather than one specific job.

A closer look.

Hartwick computer science majors aren’t just highly skilled computer professionals, they’re creative problem solvers who work well with others, are effective communicators, and are skilled leaders who understand the ethical and social dimensions of the computer field.

Beyond the basic.

Students have access to sophisticated equipment, including powerful servers located in the Computer and Information Sciences Resource Center (or “The Clubhouse”). The software running on these computers is equally impressive.

You may even find Lego NXT-G robots running around. With all the hardware and software available to students on campus, the program really emphasizes hands-on, cooperative learning.

Putting computer science to work.

Hartwick computer and information sciences majors have a wide range of career choices. Some go directly into the computing industry, while others go on to advanced study.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • NorthPoint Solutions LLC
  • Breuer & Co
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Precision Valve and Automation
  • IHS Engineering360

Recent Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • Columbia University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rochester Polytechnic Institute

Meet the computer science faculty.

Hartwick’s expert computer science faculty are always looking toward the future. That’s because they’re using an experience-enhanced education to prepare students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of the future. Hartwick students.

Susan Carbone
Associate Professor, MMIS, Nova Southeastern University
Areas of focus:
.NET programming, database management, web development and systems analysis and design.
Robert Gann
Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of focus:
operating systems, programming languages, data structures.
Howard Lichtman
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D. Candidate, Nova Southeastern University
Areas of focus:
computer security, networking, computer hardware, and Microsoft Windows based operating systems.

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick computer science experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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