Computing Technology

About Arcadia's Computing Technology Program

Arcadia University's Computing Technology program combines a strong foundation in computing with fine arts skills. We work closely with the Department of Art and Design and offer the Bachelor of Arts in computing technology. Students explore a wide spectrum of areas within the field of computing, including web client-/server-side development, artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing, mobile computing, networking, and theoretical computation. Additionally, within the field of fine arts, students gain knowledge in art foundations, digital imaging, graphics design, and 3D printing. Our courses provide a solid foundation in both computing and arts and prepare students for successful careers in web and mobile development and user interface design. 

Computer Science Conferences and Competitions

What to Expect

  • Nurturing and small classroom environment
  • Close interaction with and mentorship by faculty inside and outside of classrooms
  • A diverse range of applied and research capstone projects
  • Rich opportunities for faculty-student research
  • Various undergraduate conference and programming contest opportunities, all 100% funded and sponsored by the department"
  • Engaging computer science club activities
  • Opportunities to study abroad at some of the top universities around the world - not only is tuition the same as in Glenside, but you can take your scholarships with you
Computer Science and Math Activities

Career Paths

  • The field of computer science and technology is expanding as innovations in technology create new opportunities across different industries. The job market is strong, salaries are high, and there is a diverse set of exciting works in the field.
  • Our graduates are hired in a wide variety of settings including software companies, computer services companies, and organizations of all kinds (industry, government, banking, healthcare, etc.)

Computer Technology Requirements

Students take courses in computer science, mathematics, and art and design.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Our department firmly believes that studying abroad greatly enhances the personal and professional development of students. It is easy to arrange for overseas educational experience through the Arcadia's College of Global Studies. With prior approval, courses taken at foreign universities can be transferred to Arcadia. Furthermore, the cost (excluding the transportation costs) is similar to the cost of a semester on the Glenside campus.

The sophomore year is usually the most convenient time for Computer Science students or Computing Technology students to participate in foreign study. It is important that students plan ahead for study abroad by consulting with their advisors and the Study Away Advisor as soon as possible.

Since it is important that you plan ahead for study abroad, you should consult with your adviser as soon as possible and make your intentions known to the Department Chair and the Office of Study Away.

Study Abroad for Computer Science and Mathematics

Career Options

The Computer Science program at Arcadia prepares students for a multitude of job and career options. Many of our graduates find work in software development, prepared for jobs with titles such as Database Administrator, Software Developer, QA Engineer, Computer Game Designer, System Analyst, Software Engineer, Web Developer, Data Scientist, and more. Others continue on to graduate school, with our graduates accepted at some major universities including Columbia University (Computer Engineering), Temple University (Computer Science), Villanova University (Computer Science), Washington State University (Bioinformatics), University of Pittsburgh (Computer Science), and Arcadia University (MBA).

Recent Job Placements

Our computer science and computing technology graduates have been very successful in finding interesting positions. Here is a sample of the job titles and employers of some of our recent graduates. Check the curriculum section for a list of courses that develop the required skills.

  • Systems Engineer, Intel
  • Software Testing Engineer, Boeing
  • Systems Engineer, Gnostech
  • Systems Analyst, Merck
  • Programmers, Vanguard
  • Programmer, Lockheed Martin
  • Programmers, Theorem Clinical Research
  • Programmer, The American College
  • Programmer Analyst, Vox Medical
  • Software Engineer, Columbia University
  • Software Engineer, Kulicke & Soffa
  • Senior Systems Engineer, Motorola
  • Software Engineer, Blue Sky Network
  • Java Developer, Vanguard
  • IT Systems Administrator, Lockheed Martin
  • IT Helpdesk Coordinator, Einstein Medical Center
  • Application Engineer, Siemens
  • Engineer, Comcast
  • Project Manager, Wachovia
  • Database Administrator, Aetna
  • Database Administrator, EPA
  • Senior Software Developer, PREIT
  • Systems Analyst, AT&T
  • Systems Support Analyst, Janney Montgomery Scott
  • SAP Support Analyst, Rohm & Haas
  • Desktop Support Specialist, The Franklin Institute
  • Field Test Engineer, Intertek
  • NSOC Technician, Evolve IP
  • Networking, Comm Solutions
  • Network Analyst, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Operation Support Specialist, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Provider Support Representative, Comcast Interactive Media
  • System Integrator, McNeil Consumer Products
  • Webmaster, Prophet 21
  • Web Developer, Answerthink Consulting Group
  • Web Developer, Quatra Systems

Recent Internships

  • College Program Intern, The Walt Disney Company
  • Database Administrator, Siemens
  • Software Testing Engineer, Boeing
  • Programmers, Theorem Clinical Research
  • Network specialist, Comm Solutions

Meet Our Faculty

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department faculty are dedicated, active scholars with backgrounds in applications and industry.

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