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What will I learn?

The Department of Computer Science offers both undergraduate and master's degree programs. The major prepares students for graduate study or high-level professional employment in the computer and information technology industries. The department also offers a minor in computer science that gives students the background to use the computer in other disciplines.

SUNY New Paltz has a fully networked campus and a multi-user computer system that provides email, Internet access, and software to the campus community. Additionally, the Department of Computer Science maintains several specialized computer laboratories. Computer science students use these resources and gain experience working with current hardware, operating systems, and programming languages.

Major in Computer Science - 63 credits

Required Computer Science courses...............40 credits
CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations (4)*
*A grade of B- or better in CPS210 is required to progress to CPS310.
CPS310 Computer Science II: Data Structures (4)
CPS315 Computer Science III (4)
CPS330 Assembly Language & Computer Architecture (4)
CPS340 Operating Systems I (4)
CPS352 Object Oriented Programming (3)
CPS353 Software Engineering (3)
CPS415 Discrete & Continuous Computer Algorithms (3)
CPS425 Language Processing (4)

PLUS one of the following capstone pairs:
CPS440 Database Principles (3) or
CPS470 Computer Communication Networks (3) or
CPS493 Computer Science Selected Topic (3), by advisement
CPS485 Projects

Required Mathematics courses.......................11 credits
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)
MAT320 Discrete Mathematics for Computing (3)

Required Science courses..................................8 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3)
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHE202 General Chemistry II (3)
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1)

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$17,998.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


School of Science and Engineering

Science Hall, Room 153, SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,


New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must earned with a 3.3 (3.5 preferred) GPA in Psychology courses and overall.

For international students

Students must have a high school degree and a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or an 85% grade average or higher).

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT – 80; IELTS - 6.5; PTE Academic – 58; Duolingo English Test – 105. Application Deadlines: December 1 for Spring semester (January start); May 1 for Fall semester (August start).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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