Computer and Information Sciences Department

The Computer and Information Sciences Department prepares you to solve problems by providing a balance of technology with liberal arts.  Whatever your interest in the computing field, Hartwick’s dedicated computer science faculty will help you to achieve things you never knew you were capable of.  Study with us and become an innovator and inventor for the 21st century!


“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”

– Steve Jobs,

The Lost Interview


Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick computer science students complete internships, research, and hands-on projects and are well prepared for employment or graduate school.

Graduate school

M.S. in Computer Science
Seidenberg School of Computer Science
Pace University
Oneill McLean ‘16

Albany Law School
SUNY Albany
Elizabeth Davenport ‘16


LIMS Analyst Programmer
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Charles Stone ‘16

Tech Support Analyst
Bassett Healthcare
Ryan O’Malley ‘15

Security Analyst
NYCM Insurance Company
Patrick Claudy ‘15

Mail Production Engineer
Jack Miller ‘15

Computer Science Requirements

Ready to check out the major or the minor? Here’s what it takes:

Computer Science Major and Minors

Computer and Information Science Courses

The department offers a wide array of courses that prepare students for the challenges they will face in the future. Of course a computer science degree requires programming courses, but we have so much more to offer.

Current Course Offerings

Computer Science Faculty

Meet Our Computer Science Faculty