La Salle’s department of Computer Science offers three separate programs in computing:
A B.A. in Computer Science, a B.S. in Computer Science, and a B.S. in Information Technology. These programs blend practice and theory with many hands-on courses in a challenging curriculum that covers programming, database, and networking, providing a solid foundation in one of today’s most in-demand professions.
B.A. in Computer Science
The B.A. in Computer Science program is applications-oriented and has fewer required courses. It has a more practical focus and a slightly more flexible curriculum, requiring the completion of at least two business courses in order to assure that graduates are well prepared to enter the industry.
B.S. in Computer Science
The B.S. in Computer Science Program is heavier in theory and mathematics, requiring a full year of both calculus and physics. Students are aptly prepared for careers with the most competitive companies or to continue their education with a graduate degree in the computing science.
B.S. in Information Technology
The information technology major is designed for those students interested in the study of networks and client support systems.
La Salle’s Computer Science Program boasts a 90%+ job placement rate.
Blaze Your Own Path
A degree in Computer Science prepares La Salle graduates for entry into some of today’s most promising careers. La Salle graduates have recently secured internships or full-time employment upon graduation among companies and brands including:
Accenture – Software Engineer
Bottomline Technologies – Implementation Engineer
Caesars Entertainment – Programmer Analyst
Comcast-Spectator – Network Administrator
Ink-IT Digital – Web Developer
MedStar Health – Technical Services Analyst
Philadelphia 76ers – Digital Media Coordinator
QVC – Application Developer
SAP Northern – Quality Assurance Intern
SunGard Financial Systems – IT Technical Specialist
The M.S. Computer Information Science Program is offered in an online format with some residency requirements for testing and presentations. Each course is 8-weeks in length allowing students to take two courses per semester. The courses use synchronous tools, learning management systems and specialized software for course materials. The delivery format aims to achieve a time balance for the adult student.
Many of our students have continued graduate schools at other esteemed universities including:
Students in all three degree programs share many courses during their first year of study, allowing them to make well-informed decisions about which area is best suited to their skills and interests. Other highlights:
Hands-on, interactive computer labs, each developed with a specific student population and curriculum content in mind.
Alliances with both Microsoft and SAP provide students with software download capabilities instead of the need to purchase them externally.
One-on-one attention and feedback from professors who are recognized experts, also benefiting from class sizes averaging 22 students.
Undergraduate research opportunities, largely during the summer, often working with faculty to co-author papers and present at professional conferences.
An invaluable location with Center City Philadelphia at your doorstep. You’re prepared with the internship and subsequent employment opportunities among the region’s top medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, science, and research organizations, including corporate leaders.
Guidance and dedication from professors who are recognized scholars of their industry.
A close-knit community our well-read cohort of faculty, staff, Christian Brothers and fellow students ignite meaningful discussion and collaboration, as well as lifelong friendships.
Unbeatable value based on a proven return-on-investment. That’s why Money magazine cited La Salle fifth on its list of “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value in 2016, along with mentions in S. News and World Reports, Forbes, and the Economist.
STEM Designated Programs
These programs meet the requirements of what the Department of Homeland Security considers to be a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field of study. International students who graduate from this program may be eligible to apply for a 24-month OPT extension. More Info »