96% of students who graduate from the School of Computer Science and Mathematics are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
School of Computer Science & Mathematics
Take Control of Your Future with Computer Science
Through Marist’s Computer Science major, we’ll harness your passion for technology and innovation and turn it into a sustainable career. Our exclusive partnerships with tech institutions, our state-of-the-art labs, and our hands-on computer science and experiences provide the ideal environment to earn your degree in Computer Science and prepare for a successful future.
Learn and Apply Computer Science with Leaders in the Field
Not only are our faculty at the top of their field with years of industry experience, but they also care deeply about your future. Our faculty will work closely with you to design your schedules, find internships, and even perform research with you throughout your time at Marist. Meet a few of our faculty below or view all Computing Technology faculty >
Serving as Director of Enterprise Computing Education, Marilyn has over 25 years of experience working with IBM mainframes, both as a software engineer and a systems programmer, in various roles such as customer technical support, technical education for beta programs, and mainframe systems administration.
A recipient of the Marist College Board of Trustees’ Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Labouseur co-invented the subfield of Dynamic Data Quality, which, along with research interests in large-scale graph databases and cybersecurity analytics, keeps him busy inside and outside the classroom.
A two-time recipient of the IBM Faculty Innovation Award, Ron has worked for AT&T as a software developer, at IBM as an advisory engineer in the Supercomputing Systems Lab, and Citigroup as a software developer, analyst, and vice president in risk management technology. His research focuses primarily on software development, parallel computing, and games.
Innovative Technology Provides Hands-On Experience
Regardless of your interests and career goals, Marist has developed a wide range of labs and facilities designed to provide you with a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities. Work with IBM professionals in our Cloud Computing and Analytics Center, research cybersecurity of products in our Internet of Things Lab (pictured below), conduct research in our Enterprise Computing Research Lab, practice networking skills in our Networking Lab, and practice hacking and preventing breaches in our Security Operations Center.
Launch Your Career at Elite Destinations
Whether your career lies in cloud engineering, software design and development, cybersecurity, or anything else, Marist’s technology, experiences, and dedicated faculty will prepare you for success on any career path. Below are only a few examples of some of the major institutions and corporations Computer Science students have worked with:
Of all the colleges I applied to and was accepted to, Marist really checked off all the boxes. I loved the campus, the ITS program was perfect for me, and I liked that Marist had a liberal arts focus–I didn’t want to go to a school where everything was 100 percent tech and engineering.
Information Technology and Systems Major, Computer Science MinorRead Victoria's Story >
Presenting at IBM TechConnect put the research that myself and my co-workers were doing at the Marist-IBM Joint Study into a larger context. Whatever your goal is in coming to Marist for computer science (whether it be to go into the workforce or to do research), there is something here for you.
Computer Science Major, Concentration in Software Development, Minor in MathematicsRead Graham's Story >
Being able to present our work at IBM’s TechConnect competition was an amazing experience. I felt a sense of accomplishment and deep appreciation for both the Marist-IBM Joint Study and individuals who work with us.
Computer Science Major, Concentration Software Development, Information Technology, Information Science, and Games and Emerging Media MinorsRead Vallie's Story >
I secured an internship with the software company, Workday, located outside of San Francisco. That kind of internship experience helped me to realize that I really enjoy research more than I do at a regular kind of desk job.
Dual Major Computer Science and Philosophy, Minor in MathematicsRead Brendan's Story >
At Marist, I got the opportunity to work for the Data Science department as a lead AI student scientist. I like to think that everything happens for a reason. Now, I am working side by side with faculty developing an AI powered chatbot with state-of-the-art Natural Language Processing (NLP) skills which will ultimately be incorporated to a robot who will serve as a robot assistant for Marist.
Augusto Gonzalez Bonorino
Dual Major Data Science & Analytics and Economics, Minors in Computer Science and MathematicsRead Augusto's Story >
The department of Computer Science and Mathematics has provided me with so many opportunities that I am not sure I would have been able to have elsewhere. From working in the IBM Joint Study during my freshman summer, to completing independent projects with excellent teachers, getting data center experience under my belt in Hancock and even on the main floor at IBM, or simply spending time in the Hancock atrium conversing with faculty and peers.
Computer Science Major, Minors in Information Technology and Information SystemsRead Murray's Story >
Computer Science at Marist by the Numbers
According to Business Insider, software development and software quality assurance analysis and testing are the #1 career paths to go into for the future.
The average wage for students with degrees in Computer Science is just shy of $100K and is growing by nearly 4%, according to Data USA.
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.