Much of our computer science program uses project-based learning, both within courses and in supervised student research.

Faculty expertise ranges across all aspects of computing, including security, databases, concurrency, parallelism, distribution, networking, enterprise systems, simulation, cognitive science, user-interface design, artificial intelligence, embedded systems and robotics.

Launch your career


The BA degree is for those seeking a more broad liberal arts experience, while the BS is for students that want more of an applied technological track.

Minors that may interest you


Join the Computer Science Association, which sponsors guest speakers, conducts programming contests, arranges tours of companies that hire graduates and provides opportunities for advanced students to tutor and mentor first-year students. Pursue an internship in a company or institution, and gain software development experience in finance, defense, manufacturing, government or other fields.


Opportunities include

  • Software development
  • App development
  • System administration
  • Quality assurance
  • Web and mobile technologies

Graduate studies may include

  • Computer science
  • Software engineering
  • Human-computer interaction


State-of-the-art facilities in the new Shineman Center include workspaces configured for class-based, small-group and individual activities. Our labs provide a great learning, testing and training ground for future success.

“I was always satisfied with the resources my professors would provide to help me find an answer. I felt that I was assigned very interesting tasks that really helped me gain mastery in my field ... The research opportunities available to students at Oswego are phenomenal. The faculty here work on unique projects that are changing the world. I never expected that it would be so easy to get involved in something so important.”