When you major in Computer Science, you’ll learn problem-solving skills, the fundamental concepts of computer science, and the latest technologies. You will be prepared for a successful, long-term career leveraging technology to solve important business problems. You will explore the field through a variety of mid-level and upper-level courses, including web programming, networking, database management, and mobile applications development. A variety of new technologies have been explored through special topics classes which have included electronic medical records software, ethical hacking, and big data.
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What you’ll study:
Business Concepts, Systems Analysis and Design, Programming, Database Management, Operating Systems, Data Structures and Algorithms, and Networking
What you can do:
Software Development, Database Management, IT Support, and Systems Administration
Students have interned at:
- Lockheed Martin
- The New Jersey Judiciary Information Security Unity in computer security
- Asco Power Technologies in IT support
- McGraw Hill in data security
- Applied Info Partners in software and web development
- iMedicWare in software development
- Bloomfield College in web development
- A double major in Computer Science and Network Engineering provides a very compelling path to a Computer Security career which is in great demand with excellent salaries. This can be completed in four years.
- Recent graduates have obtained jobs at top firms including Johnson and Johnson, ADP, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and AIG.
- US News and World Report has rated Software Developer as the #1 Top Job. The rankings take into account the most important aspects of a job, including growth potential, work-life balance and salary.
- Software and IT services topped the list of highest paying industries in the US, with average salaries reaching $104,700. - LinkedIn, 2017
- In most years, most computer science students have offers of employment prior to commencement.
You could be …
A computer programmer: Median pay $79,840 per year. Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
A software developer: Median pay $102,280 per year. Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
A network and computer system administrator: Median pay $79,700 per year. Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
An IT manger: Median pay $135,800 per year. IT managers plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
A database administrator: Median pay $84,950 per year. Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.
(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)
Faculty SchoolUnion College
Faculty DegreeM.S., Ph.D.,
Faculty SchoolNorthwestern University
Steven Kreutzer, Ph.D.
Dr. Kreutzer earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY and the Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Computer Science from Northwestern University. At Northwestern, he performed research in both Software Engineering and the applications of Graph Theory to Fault-Tolerant Computing.
Prior to joining Bloomfield College, Dr. Kreutzer had a successful twenty-five-year career in industry working for AT&T Bell Laboratories, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and AIG. Early in his career, he worked on software projects as a programmer, business analyst, architect, and project manager. Later in his career, he led internal consulting groups that helped turnaround troubled projects and organizations, improve business processes, and perform technology due diligence on potential acquisition targets and strategic partnerships. In his last major role in industry, he led a software development organization that supported more than one thousand users in the U.S. and U.K. As a technology executive, Dr. Kreutzer has worked on many international projects which included working for several months in Germany and Ireland and traveling to India, Thailand, France, England, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada.
He has also revised the curriculum by adding courses in cybercrime and mobile applications development and by arranging for special topics classes to be taught in ethical hacking, electronic medical records, data visualization, and user interface design.
Dr. Kreutzer has attended many computer science conferences. He is also a member of several professional societies including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, Consortium for Computing Sciences in Education (CCSE), and the Computer Science Teachers Association. Dr. Kreutzer is an editor of The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and the papers chair for the CCSE Eastern Region Conference.
Suhaib Obeidat, Ph.D.
Dr. Suhaib A. Obeidat joined the Department of Computer Science at Bloomfield College in the Fall of 2014 as the coordinator of the Network Engineering program. Prior to that, he held the position of Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Math and Computer Science Department at Bennett College, Greensboro, NC.
His research interests are in the area of Wireless Networks, more specifically, in designing protocols for the transmission of human speech over wireless ad hoc networks using opportunistic cross-layer designs. Currently, Dr. Obeidat’s teaching interests are in Networking Technology, particularly the Cisco Network Administration curricula, web programming for 2and 3tier architectures, and computer programming. He takes special pleasure in tackling new topics and sharing them with his students.