Computer Science

Career Potential

Our recent graduates have found a variety of jobs in large and small companies on Long Island, Manhattan, and beyond, including banking and financial institutions (Citibank, Bank of America), game development companies, consulting firms, and start-ups. Among 2011-12 graduates from the School of Engineering and Applied Science who responded to a survey, 97 percent reported being employed or pursuing graduate studies. They reported an average annual entry-level salary of $55,000. Among the companies where our 2011-12 graduates are working:

  • Software engineer, Large Animal Games, a social and mobile game developer
  • Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton, strategy and technology consulting firm
  • Software developer, International Chauffeured Services
  • Software engineer, Cerner Corporation
  • Electronic services coordinator, Hofstra University

Graduates of the Computer Science program been accepted in master's and doctoral programs at institutions as Cornell University, Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, Princeton University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University and Hofstra University.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for a mid-career software developer in 2010 was $90,530 per year. For computer programmers, the median salary was $71,380 per year at mid-career.

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