Bachelor of Science Computer Science 120 Credits | School of Liberal Arts | Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan & Online
Computer Science Overview
Computer science students learn to analyze how computers work and how to design programs. They develop valuable skills in programming, such as Java and C++, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems, and computer networking.
Our comprehensive curriculum teaches students to write efficient programs and create mathematical models to address real-world problems. They analyze the networking needs of organizations and develop software solutions to fulfill those needs.
Graduates pursue a variety of career paths in rapidly growing industries, such as engineering, information technology, software engineering, computer science, and mathematics.
Many are employed at technology companies whose products are computers, software and computer services. Representative job titles include:
Job growth expected to
rise 21% through 2028*
For software developers
in the New York region
Total Credits to Earn Your Degree
Classes in operating systems, website
administration & computer architecture
What We Offer
The Mercy Advantage
• Full-time or part-time enrollment
• Evening and weekend classes allow for
• Small class sizes allow for meaningful academic
advising from qualified faculty.
• You can also earn your degree online
• SAT & ACT optional
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Computer Science (CS)?
A CIS major will devote time studying the way computers are used to solve business problems, whereas CS majors will analyze how computers work and how to design programs. So when it comes to jobs, a CIS major would probably be hired by a company that uses computers to keep track of their business, whereas a CS major would be of interest to a company whose products are computers, software or computer services.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
Do you offer night and weekend classes?
Yes, some evenings and weekends at the Dobbs Ferry and Bronx campuses.
Are the Computer Information Systems and Computer Science programs approved/accredited?
Yes, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Program Details & Curriculum
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
CISC/MATH 120, 131, 231, MATH 116 and 201 are prerequisites for the major and must be completed as part of the General Education Requirements
Computer Science and Related Courses: 47 Credits
Open Electives: 13 Credits
Total: 120 Credits