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.
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.)
Computing Technology Requirements
Students take courses in computer science, mathematics, and art and design.
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 Global Engagement.
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).
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
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
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