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.

Computer Science Programs

Mission, Objectives & Outcomes


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 University 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 independently contribute to their selected profession.
  2. Engage in continuous learning and adapt to new technologies and disciplines.
  3. Be aware of ethical challenges and be able to make ethical decisions in their professional life.
  4. Effectively communicate within a team environment.
  5. Collaborate and contribute to solving problems in their professional team.
  6. Incorporate feedback and constructive criticism to enhance their professional development.

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.
  • SLO6: Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Contact Us

Computer Science Department

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

(914) 633-2561

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