Concentrations (as of Fall 2015)
Concentrations in Networking and Cybersecurity; Web and Mobile Engineering; and Gaming and Graphics will be offered to Hofstra students majoring in Computer Science and Computer Engineering starting in the Fall 2015 semester.
More about the concentrations:
- Networking and Cybersecurity is aimed at educating students in the growing field of cyber-security. Security of data and computer systems is one of the most important topics in today’s online world. Any application or system must have ways to prevent and protect from cyberattacks, to allow secure access and protection of data stored in distributed locations accessible on-line. Courses in this concentration offer a hands-on approach to learning networking, security and systems programming. All courses include a significant experiential component.
Choose 3 courses from the following: CSC 175 – Data Communication and Networking, CSC 115 - Introduction to Secure Systems/Ethical Hacking, CSC 188 - Introduction to Network Security, CSC 155 – Systems Programming.
- Web and Mobile Engineering is a continually growing and changing field. Almost all computer applications must provide access on the Web and/or mobile devices. Courses in this concentration offer a hands-on approach to learning Web and mobile programming.
Choose three courses from the following: CSC 183 - Introduction to Web Application Development, CSC 184 - Introduction to Mobile Device Programming, CSC 170 - Principles of Database Management, CSC 175 - Data Communication and Networking.
- Gaming and Graphics is focused on the design and development of video games and game engines. Video games have permeated all segments of population and industry from entertainment to educational. All courses in this concentration include a significant experiential component.
Choose 3 courses from the following: CSC 160 - Fundamentals of Game Development, or, CSC 171A - Introduction to Computer Graphics, CSC 172 - Introduction to Real-time Rendering, CSC 158 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
Students who take one or more of these new concentrations will also need to complete a senior design project, worth 3 s.h.