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Advance technology. Move the world.

Are you creative? Do you embrace challenges? Do you want a great job? Do you hope to make a positive difference in the world? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, welcome to Computer Science at Iona.  Whether your interest is in web design or artificial intelligence, gaming technology or the next iPhone app, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed in one of today’s most exciting and wide-open fields.

Our students work closely with full-time faculty who are active researchers and committed teachers. Because we keep class sizes are small, professors get to know every student in the program and can provide the kind of individualized attention, research opportunities and lasting connections you won’t find in larger schools. Our learning environment is challenging and supportive, with dedicated laboratory facilities that give you access to all of the technology you need.

Computer Science Programs

We offer a BA in Computer Science, a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Science. The BS degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, ensuring that our program meets the highest international standards of excellence. Students may also choose to pursue the accelerated 5-year BS/MS dual degree program. All of these programs are also offered with concentrations in Cyber Security and in Game Development.

Hands-on learning and service

As you prepare for a career in one of today’s hottest fields, internships and service learning will become an important part of your experience. Thanks to our location within the New York metropolitan area, you’ll have unmatched access to a wide variety of internship opportunities, most paid and many eligible for course credit.  Companies such as IBM, New York Life, Pepsi and many other leading employers offer internships that give our students an invaluable link between the classroom and the workplace––and often a job upon graduation.

You’ll also put your skills to work for the greater good. For example, as part of the introductory database class, students recently built databases and web pages for a number of area not-for-profit organizations. Some of our students also help to teach a class in basic computer skills to senior citizens.

Latest News

Al Kelly

Al Kelly, Iona Alumnus and CEO of Visa, on Ethical and Moral Leadership

Alfred F. Kelly Jr. ’80, ’81MBA, chief executive officer of Visa, completed his undergraduate degree in computer and information science as well as his MBA at Iona. In this compelling talk, Kelly discusses how his time at Iona provided the opportunities and skills which helped shape him into a successful leader.

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More News:

The world is waiting

Today’s computer scientists are helping to shape our future in profound ways, in fields such as:
  • Entertainment – computer gaming and movie production
  • Communication – mobile application development, web application development, data mining
  • Medicine – computer-assisted surgery and medical imaging
  • Art – digital art and virtual realities
  • Transportation – mapping and navigation software and automated vehicles
  • Defense – surveillance and military training, machine learning
  • Environment – meteorology, especially predictive modeling for disaster prediction and intervention

Turning Opportunities into a Flourishing Career

Josh Gitter

Self-taught in finance, recent Iona graduate, Joshua Gitter ‘18, took hold of his opportunities and turned them into a flourishing career. A computer science major, Gitter is now working full-time as a business analyst for IBM, which began as an internship and lasted for over two years while earning his undergraduate degree.

Read more | Joshua Gitter

Computer Science Club Working on Drone Projects

Two Iona students enjoy flying a drone.

Iona's Computer Science Club is currently working on human-drone interaction projects (e.g., drones designed to navigate to people in emergency scenarios) using their new programmable drones. Students are not only learning valuable skills but are enjoying the experience as well!

Computer Science Club

Cultivating an Environment for Student Success through Research

Smiljana Petrovic Computer Science Professor, Smiljana Petrovic, Ph.D., is passionate about research in her chosen field – and under her guidance, her students garner that same passion and use it to flourish intellectually in the Computer Science program at Iona College.
Story | Smiljana Petrovic

Clare Boothe Luce Program

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Since its first grants in 1989, the Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL) has become the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering. Clare Boothe Luce, the widow of Henry R. Luce, was a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. In her bequest establishing this program, she sought "to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering." See more information on the national program.