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Computer Science Department

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About the Program

The Software Development program is designed to meet the needs of computer professionals, allowing them to gain the state-of-the-art education and skills without interrupting their current career paths. Computer Science classes are held late afternoons and evenings at Marist's main campus in Poughkeepsie, and the regular course offerings take into consideration the needs of part-time as well as full-time students. Students may thus elect to study on a full or part-time basis. Courses are chosen in consultation with the programs' directors who serve as student academic advisors.

The Software Development program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely allied field. Those with little formal exposure to the field may acquire the appropriate preparation via undergraduate course work in computer science and mathematics. Prerequisite requirements can range from 0-12 credits depending on a student's background.

This 57,000-square-foot Hancock Technology Center, overlooking the Hudson River, has been designed to help fulfill the Marist goal of infusing information technology into all of its academic disciplines.