Computer Science Major & Minor

Computer Science students with faculty in lab
Where degrees in computer science can take you.

The department offers a major program as well as a minor in computer science. The program 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.

Typically, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Software developers
  • Computer user support specialists
  • Web developers
  • Computer systems analysts
  • Information security analysts


There is a large increase in the demand for computer software, so there is a strong demand for software developers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. This means that there will be about 302,500 new jobs available in the next decade. (U.S. BLS)

Putting computer science to work.

Hartwick computer science 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
  • Apple Computer
  • Yahoo
  • Breuer & Co
  • Zebra Technologies
  • Experian
  • Precision Valve and Automation
  • IHS Engineering360

Recent Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

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

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.

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.

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 will make a difference in the world of the future. Hartwick students.

Howard Lichtman
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science
Ph.D. Candidate, Nova Southeastern University
Areas of expertise:
computer security, networking, computer hardware, and Microsoft Windows based operating systems.
Weian Wang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Business
Ph.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina
Areas of expertise:
information 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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