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B.A. in Computer Science

About the Program

Students enrolled in Monmouth University’s Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science engage in traditional computer science coursework while pursuing additional interesting options beyond that. Rather than devoting credits to advanced math and lab science coursework, this program requires fewer courses in math and science, which allows students to follow their passion and apply 34 elective credits toward courses or minors in many curricular areas including homeland security, business, communication, or even art and design, to name a few.

B.A. in Computer Science students gain experience designing and developing software products, solving problems, managing large quantities of data, and utilizing modern programming languages to produce software solutions. They gain professional experience through internships with local and national companies. Our graduates are well prepared to apply their computing backgrounds to the CS/IT workforce after graduation, with the added bonus of combining that computing experience with content knowledge in their chosen elective area(s).

Student Outcomes

Most of our graduates are receiving multiple job offers from high-tech companies, financial institutions, government agencies, healthcare providers, educational institutions, automobile manufacturers, telecommunications providers, and news and entertainment companies.

Computer science graduates find jobs with some of the largest, most successful, and fastest growing companies in the world, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, AT&T, IBM, Yahoo!, Nintendo, and Hewlett-Packard. Graduates often find that their expertise is also in demand at smaller, local companies. Monmouth students benefit from the University’s proximity to many of the East Coast’s leading technology firms, as well as the creativity generated by the multimedia industry of the New York metropolitan area.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Computer science majors will take part in a two-semester practicum experience modeled after a real-world need or one that is customized to meet the needs of an external client. All qualified students may participate in exciting summer research projects and develop strong practical skills that future employers are actively seeking.

Current opportunities for student research and projects include topics in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, advanced search techniques, data analysis, databases, data mining, Web programming, enterprise mobile app development, and real-time systems. Faculty members assist students to prepare their research for presentation at conferences and symposia.

Students also find internships with national and local firms, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Alcatel-Lucent, Sparta Systems, DefinedLogic, Mitre, OceanFirst Bank, and Commvault. During this experience, Monmouth’s students gain practical knowledge and insights into a career path. After graduation, many students are offered full-time positions where they interned.