Computer Science

School of Computer Science & Mathematics

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.

Tailor Your Academic Experience to Fit Your Passion

The Computer Science program at Marist offers numerous opportunities for you to focus your curriculum on your career goals. Along with multiple concentrations and a minor, we also offer two 5-year dual-degree opportunities that allow you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just one extra year.

  • B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Development
  • B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Design and Programming
  • B.S./M.S. Software Development 5-Year Program
  • B.S./M.S. Information Systems 5-Year Program
  • Minor in Computer Science

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Tailor Your Academic Experience to Fit Your Passion

The Computer Science program at Marist offers numerous opportunities for you to focus your curriculum on your career goals. Along with multiple concentrations and a minor, we also offer two 5-year dual-degree opportunities that allow you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just one extra year.

  • B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Development
  • B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Design and Programming
  • B.S./M.S. Software Development 5-Year Program
  • B.S./M.S. Information Systems 5-Year Program
  • Minor in Computer Science

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 >

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.

Students work in our Internet of Things lab on projects like cybersecurity studies of smart doorbells, light bulbs, vacuum cleaners, drones, biomedical appliances, and more.

Tap Into Our Marist-IBM Partnership

Recognized as one of the 25 Most Connected Campuses in the U.S. by Princeton Review and Forbes, Marist has garnered meaningful partnerships with major institutions in technology, including IBM. Through the Marist/IBM Joint Study program, you can participate in testing of IBM’s new concepts and technology right here on campus in our Enterprise Computing Lab, our Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, and our Cloud Computing and Analytics Lab. The partnership also grants our students access to conferences like IBM’s TechConnect, resources like IBM’s Open Source Development Lab, and internship and career opportunities for during after your time at Marist.

Learn More About IBM Partnership

Tap Into Our Marist-IBM Partnership

Recognized as one of the 25 Most Connected Campuses in the U.S. by Princeton Review and Forbes, Marist has garnered meaningful partnerships with major institutions in technology, including IBM. Through the Marist/IBM Joint Study program, you can participate in testing of IBM’s new concepts and technology right here on campus in our Enterprise Computing Lab, our Internet of Things (IoT) Lab, and our Cloud Computing and Analytics Lab. The partnership also grants our students access to conferences like IBM’s TechConnect, resources like IBM’s Open Source Development Lab, and internship and career opportunities for during after your time at Marist.

Learn More About IBM Partnership

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:

Logos of computer science internship locations: IBM, the FBI, Google, Tesla, Verizon, J.P. Morgan
Logos of computer science internship locations: Apple, Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Lenovo, Morgan Stanley, Major League Baseball
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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96% of students who graduate from the School of Computer Science and Mathematics are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

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According to Business Insider, software development and software quality assurance analysis and testing are the #1 career paths to go into for the future.

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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.

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.

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Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience

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Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges

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Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation

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