Computer Science (BA/MS or BS/MS)

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Why Computer Science?

With information technology impacting almost all aspects of our lives, Computer Science specialists are in high demand in a wide variety of fields.

Give yourself a significant advantage in the job market by earning your bachelor's and master’s degree in just five years!

Why Study Computer Science at Iona?

You will work closely with full-time faculty who are active researchers in the field. You will benefit from individualized attention, research opportunities and lasting connections you won’t find in larger schools.

Our location in the New York metropolitan area, a hub of technology, will provide you with unmatched access to a wide variety of internship opportunities at big-name companies.

Many of our students start ventures or have jobs before they even graduate!

What You'll Learn

You will gain a deep understanding of computer science and be able to analyze computing problems, implement solutions using appropriate programming language, and use oral and written communication skills to convey technical information effectively.

With your master's degree, you will be looked to as a leader in the field, and as such, you will learn to recognize the ethical, legal and social implications of computing in a global society.

You will also have opportunities for researching, collaborating and publishing, and you will gain hands-on experience with a valuable internship.

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Unique Elements of Program

  • A combined degree (BA/MA or BS/MS) can be completed in just five years

Careers & Outcomes

The computer and information technology field is projected to continue healthy growth, faster than the average for all occupations according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our graduates enter the industry with the skills necessary to succeed.


Job Titles

  • Application Developer
  • IT Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Solutions Architect
  • Technical Infrastructure Manager
  • UI/UX Developer

Our Graduates Have Worked At:

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Michael Nelson

During my freshman year, I was able to obtain an internship at IBM with the help of the Computer Science Department faculty. When I graduated, I was immediately able to apply skills from my classes in real world scenarios.

Michael Nelson ’18, ’19MS
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Application Requirements

Current Iona students with sophomore standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may apply for dual degree programs here.

Prospective students interested in pursuing a dual degree program are encouraged to apply for admission via Common App or contact Iona’s Admissions team to learn more.

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Program Highlights

Internship Opportunities

Almost all of our computer science students secure a paid internship as early as their undergraduate sophomore or junior year. Internships provide valuable work experience, bridging the gap between the classroom and the work-place, and very often directly result in full time job offers!

Iona students and alumni have completed internships at many notable companies, including:

  • Gartner
  • Gen Re
  • IBM Global Financing
  • Legg Mason
  • PepsiCo
  • Con Edison
  • University of North Texas

National Science Foundation Support

Iona University has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to recruit, support and retain undergraduate students majoring in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Computer Science. The goal of NSF S-STEM Program – Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is to increase the number of undergraduates on a successful path to pursue further education and careers in STEM.

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