Computer Science is a fast moving and ever-changing discipline. St. John's University’s programs in computer science and related areas are built around a core of key courses structured to provide a solid foundation of knowledge leading to careers in technology. These courses bring together the theory and practice of computing to provide students with knowledge and skills to solve a wide range of technical and business problems.
There are five major degree programs of study offered by the Division of Computer Science, Mathematics and Science which address the mainstream needs of careers in the broad fields of Computer Science, Cyber Security Systems, Healthcare Informatics, Information Technology, and Telecommunications. Each of these majors can be paired with a choice from several options, providing the students with the ability to concentrate on important and relevant areas that help prepare them for positions that meet their interests and aptitudes. One very popular minor option is in business, which provides many background courses needed for admission to a master of business administration degree program.
The faculty are dedicated to providing a quality educational experience in these fields. They are constantly re-assessing course offerings to keep the program relevant and competitive to the rapidly changing world of technology. Many industry professionals teach part time, bringing their real life expertise into the classroom.
For a full list of our faculty, click here.
Joan E. DeBello
Chair, Division of Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
Computer Science, Bachelor of Science
Computer Science, Master of Science
Cyber and Information Security, Master of Science
Cyber Security Systems, Associate of ScienceCyber Security Systems, Bachelor of Science
Cyber Security Systems/Business Administration, BS/MBA
Cyber Security Systems/Accounting, BS/MS
Data Science, Master of Science
Healthcare Informatics, Bachelor of ScienceHealthcare Informatics, Master of Science
Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari
Information Technology, Associate of ScienceInformation Technology, Bachelor of Science
Networking and Telecommunications, Associate of ScienceNetworking and Telecommunications, Bachelor of Science
Networking and Telecommunications and Business Administration, BS/MBANetworking and Telecommunications / Accounting, BS/MS
Students in the Computer Science, Cybersecurity, IT and HCI programs are required to have a laptop computer that meets the following minimum specifications.
CPU: Intel i5 or i7 (or AMD equivalent)
OS: Windows 10, or MacOS Catalina (or above), or up to date Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 or above, Redhat 7.8 or above)
RAM: 16 GB (Minimum)
Hard drive: 512 Gb (Minimum)
Camera, speakers, mike etc
Please Note: Chromebooks and tablets are NOT acceptable as laptops for CUS/Cyber students. Macs with the M1 processor do not support virtualization and therefore are also not recommended.
As an organization, the Computer Science Society (CSS) strives to integrate the classroom experience with real-world, industry related experiences to breed members that are ready to enter into an exciting career in technology. Whether it be networking with industry professionals, to attending informative workshops, to resume building sessions, CSS will supply you with the tools necessary to develop into that forward thinking individual who will help lead the technological revolution.
For more information, please contact:
Dr Joan DeBello
Associate Professor - Moderatordebelloj@stjohns.edu
Cybersecurity Engagement Events have been made possible through the coordination of St. John's Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter which is moderated by Dr. Joan E. DeBello.
To learn more and view our events, please visit our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence page.