Computer Science Department

Our Computer Science Department emphasizes hands-on computing in small classes where laboratory experiences, one-on-one interaction and group projects are essential to learning. Our goal is to develop your critical thinking and communication skills, preparing you to solve real-world problems in business, science and society.

  • Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
    Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
  • Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
    Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
  • Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
    Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
  • Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
    Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
  • Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
    Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
  • Our new Software Engineering Lab!!
    Our new Software Engineering Lab!!

Computer science careers are diverse and exciting, employment opportunities are increasing, and starting salaries are among the highest for bachelor’s degree graduates. As a computer science major at Siena, you’ll study topics including Java programming, user interface design, hardware, computer graphics, robotics, databases, web design, and artificial intelligence. We emphasize group projects, hands-on laboratory learning, and one-on-one interaction with faculty. 

Computer science major and minor

Siena’s B.S. in computer science requires coursework in computer science and mathematics. As a computer science major, you will also participate in a senior-year capstone experience in software engineering. Most of our students participate in our well-established internship program, as well. We also offer opportunities to conduct research with computer science faculty.

We also offer a minor in information systems, a discipline focusing on how technology, such as hardware, software, and telecommunications, can be used to collect, create, and distribute data. Coursework focuses on computer applications, database management, and information technology. You will learn how to design and implement information systems, as well as the role technology plays in shaping business, science, and communication.

Students can pursue a minor in computer science too..



Department Chair

Eric Breimer

Eric A. Breimer

Associate Professor of Computer Science

320 Roger Bacon

(518) 786‑5084

Saint Spotlight

Julian Thomas

Class of 2014

Computer Science Major

Albany, N.Y.


Loved Siena from the moment he saw campus. “I loved how everything was so close and convenient. And it was close to home … but not too close.”