Computer Science Department

Technology rules the future. With applications across all aspects of life from medicine with computer-assisted surgeries to entertainment with computer gaming and app development, the field of Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing and in-demand fields.

Web design. Artificial intelligence. Gaming technology. Cyber security. Computer science plays a role in all of these.

Our Computer Science Department focuses on academic programs that bring together state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on learning, engaged faculty and opportunities for internships at leading companies.

Program Overview with Dr. Bailie

Computer Science is a growing field with plenty of opportunities for service.

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Mission, Objectives & Outcomes

Mission

The mission of the Computer Science Department is to develop in its students the essential qualities necessary for success in a rapidly changing technological environment: critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, a lifelong passion for learning, the ability to make balanced, ethical decisions, to contribute in a collaborative work environment, and to effectively communicate ideas in both oral and written form. The mission of the Computer Science Department reflects the mission of Iona College and the best traditions of American Higher Education.
(Revised, January 2013)

Program Educational Objectives

We expect that most graduates of our program will within a few years after graduation:

  1. utilize their training and experience to productively contribute to their selected profession.
  2. engage in lifelong learning and adapt to new technologies and disciplines.
  3. be recognized as ethical and responsible professionals.
  4. effectively communicate and contribute to solving problems as leaders or members of professional teams.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • SLO1: Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • SLO2: Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • SLO3: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • SLO4: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • SLO5: Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.

Contact Us

Computer Science Department

Smiljana Petrovic, Ph.D.
Chair
Associate Professor of Computer Science

(914) 633-2561
spetrovic@iona.edu

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