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Computer Science

Overview

A degree in Computer Science (CS) provides students with a thorough grounding in a set of core courses in CS and other related areas, followed by the opportunity to hone their CS education in certain areas of interest.  The mandatory core covers essential courses in programming, computer architecture and networking, operating systems, databases, web design and mathematics. When you study CS, you learn to analyze human problems, and develop algorithmic systems that others will use to solve these problems. This makes it a most fascinating and rewarding field.

After studying our core courses, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of upper-level courses in web technology, software development and engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and mobile computing to complete your BA or BS degree.

The Computer Science Department has a committed, competent, experienced team of full-time and adjunct faculty members. Culled from academia and industry, each has their own specializations and interests. And because of this, we foster and promote many partnerships with other disciplines, as well as with area businesses and community organizations.

Keene State was one of the first colleges to develop courses in mobile computer programming. We offer courses in both Android and Apple application development. Students have gone on to successful careers after taking our Java core programming courses coupled our Mobile Computing course. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics continue to be rapidly expanding areas of CS.  Our AI & Robotics course allows upper-level students to apply their interest and critical skills in this burgeoning field.

Program Options

You may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science. Computer Science also offers students a Minor.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science provides students a rigorous curriculum beginning with a thorough grounding in a set of core courses in computer science (CS). Students will understudy the three most essential fundamental cores of Computer Science; operating systems, networking and database systems. Students will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge in software engineering, artificial intelligence, security systems and data analysis. The anticipated result is a set of graduates who are prepared for their chosen vocation, be it graduate school or employment.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science provides an introduction to the discipline and an opportunity to integrate Computer Science (CS) with another field. In contrast to the B.S. program, the B.A. requires fewer credits in CS, permitting a student to complete a second major, minor, or courses in another discipline such as Mathematics, Business Management, Data Analytics and Physics; thus it satisfies the needs of students with a combination of interests.

Computer Science Minor

Many students have had successful internships at surrounding local businesses, allowing them to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting. Students have worked with local companies such as C&S Wholesale Grocers, Moore Nanotech Systems, Liberty Mutual Insurance, DYN, Vision Financial, Software Artistry, and Markem-Imaje, to name a few.

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Career and Other Opportunities

Career opportunities in computer science are abundant, and students who choose to go on to further study are well-prepared by Keene State’s program. A computer science student considering graduate school should confer with a computer science advisor to plan a program to meet the student’s specific needs.

Whether it is web technology, software development and engineering, cybersecurity and forensics, database administration, computer networking, mobile computing, social media, artificial intelligence and robotics or data analytics, computer science touches all other fields. We solve real problems for real people.

Outcomes

The objectives of the CS program at Keene State College are:

  • Students will demonstrate a solid grounding in fundamental computer science concepts, principles, and methodologies.
  • Students will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in Computer Science, as represented in the areas operating systems, networking and database systems.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to analyze and solve real-world problems by developing algorithmic systems that others will use to solve these problems.

The anticipated result is a set of graduates who are adequately prepared for their chosen vocation, be it graduate school, or employment.

Chatbot team
April 16, 2021 –

Two years ago, Computer Science Professor Meena Vimal Cruz handed her student Matthew Pittendreigh a project: use artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to create a chatbot for the...

Matthew Pittendreigh Owl Chatbot
November 4, 2020 –

A panel presentation followed by Q & A with student project leaders and their mentors.

Program

Welcome: President Treadwell ‘90

Panel Presentations:

Owl Assist Chatbot Matthew Pittendreigh ‘22, ’21, Computer...

Computer Science Major Games to Help Kids
October 29, 2020 –

Video games and charity don’t typically go hand in hand. But for computer science major Kyle Woodward ’22, it’s a perfect fit. For the third year running, Kyle is raising...

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