About the Program
- 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
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 Department and Office of Career Education prepare students to participate in internships in order ot integrate their classroom work with real-world experience.
The Department encourages students to participate in research, both with our faculty and with REUs (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) at other institutions. We work closesly with our students to provide guidance for their graduate school and REU applications.
Senior Capstone Project
A highlight of the curriculum is the Capstone course sequence. In it, students design and implement a real project for an actual client. An alternate Capstone experience in research in computer science may be available to students with faculty approval.
(60 credits as listed below, plus Undergraduate Curriculum and credit requirements.)
Note that some required courses may be offered evenings only or day only in certain semesters. Students should pay particular attention to the prerequisites for courses found in the course descriptions. Courses are often considered a series and must be taken in a specific order.