Welcome to the Department of Computer Science


 

Nyack’s computer science major is designed to prepare students to become accomplished professionals and good stewards in technology-related fields. The major offers a unique opportunity for students to achieve an understanding of computer science; cybersecurity; information technology and web science; and game design. These areas of study are also combined with a firm biblical foundation that will allow our graduates to further their education in graduate studies and fill key positions in technology-related fields.

Why Study Computer Science at Nyack?

As a Computer Science major at Nyack, you will benefit from the following:

  • a faith-based computer science program

  • meaningful relationships with faculty members and students

  • knowledgeable faculty members who cover both in-depth and practical concepts

  • hands-on educational experiences

  • excellent internship and job opportunities in nearby New York City

What Will I Study?
  • in-depth computer science concepts

  • various computer programming languages (including VB, Java, C++, Python, SQL, HTML/CSS, PhP, SWIFT, and Javascript)

  • hardware design and software integration

  • cybersecurity

  • information technology

  • networking and data communication

  • database concepts

  • e-commerce

  • game design

Career Opportunities
  • IT-related careers

  • cybersecurity

  • game design and development

  • financial software development

  • app design

  • plus many other fields that use computers and technology

Our Graduates

Here are some of the careers and companies our graduates have gone on to:

  • IT Manager (AT&T, EMC, Nyack College, Accenture, Siemens, Columbia University Medical Center, Lego, Rainmaker, Solutions3, Aspen Insurance, and Range Resources)

  • CRM Administrator (Varinos)

  • Cybersecurity (US Army, T&M Protection Resources, and a large utility company)

  • Analytic Specialist (FYI Solutions)

  • System Programmer (SUNY at Albany)

  • Network Engineer (Salvation Army)

  • System Engineer (HP, Edutek, Atlantis Technology, and Creston Electronics)

  • Web Developer (Olympus Corp)

  • Database Administrator (Bath Iron Works)

  • Change Analyst (Barclays Capital)

  • Pastor (Crossroad Community Church)

Key Faculty
  • David Ahn

  • Paul Nevill

  • Richard Chung

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Concentrations:  Cybersecurity, Game Design, IT & Web Science

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“I think back very fondly of my time at Nyack. I have a great respect for both you my professors. People at work frequently praise me for my honesty, dedication, and a drive to help others. I attribute those qualities to studying under excellent professors who embodied those traits. I also greatly appreciate the solid foundation of IT skills I gained at Nyack. It has allowed me to adapt and understand anything I've come across.” Andrew Knudtson, Class of 2010

“The computer science department at Nyack College played a great part in getting me to where I am today. I was hired right before graduation. I received constant encouragement and inspiration from not only the teachers within the department but from the other computer science students as well. Nothing was better than late night collaborations in the lab for a project that was due the following day.” Philip Nevill, Class of 2016

“The Computer Science program at Nyack brought me to an exciting career in cyber security. The department is led with an incredible devotion to helping each student be successful. The combination of loving professors and great friends and classmates made my experience one of a kind. I'm thankful that I’m a Nyack computer science grad!” Josh Brunvoll, Class of 2016