Computer Science


The Computer Science program at Stern College for Women stresses both the practical and theoretical aspects of computing, preparing students for employment in various fields of computer science and to pursue advanced studies. In addition to covering fundamentals of Computer Science theory and practice, the department strives to help students maximize their portfolios of significant coding projects, via course requirements and through extracurricular activities such as hackathons and internships. See these videos for highlights of a few notable semester projects from our COMP 1300 introductory course: 2017 and 2015-2016 .

Students gain experience with a variety of programming languages including Python, Java, Javascript, R, Go, and C/C++, and learn how to develop applications for Linux, web, and cloud platforms such as Hadoop.

Stern’s Computer Science program is ideally situated near the heart of Manhattan’s “Silicon Alley”, convenient to recruiters from major financial and tech employers. Stern Computer Science students have recently been sought and hired by employers such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Google.

The department also offers the Professor Thomas Otway Memorial Scholarship for Computer Science majors, established in memory of the beloved Professor. See this link for eligibility and application information.

For more information about our program, read this recent article, watch this video, or contact Professor Alan Broder, Department Chair.