Students enrolled in Pitt-Johnstown's computer science program benefit from a full range of courses in both theory and application, with emphasis on programming languages, software design and engineering, and systems programming. The program provides students with the distinct advantage of gaining real-world experience by working in sophisticated computing facilities and completing internships at organizations in a variety of industries.
Faculty in the department work closely with students to explore their specific interests through mentored projects, internships, and other real-world experiences. All faculty members have advanced degrees from globally respected universities and a variety of interests that provide students with a solid education and an exciting range of opportunities.
The computer science degree offers two tracks: standard computer science, and applied computer science. Graduates enjoy successful and rewarding careers solving problems, creating new technologies, conducting research, and finding innovative ways to apply computer technologies.
Computer science students have access to information technology resources including PittNet (the University computer systems network).
The department maintains its own special-purpose computing facilities, including servers and printers, in the Computing Laboratory in 214 Blackington Hall.