Be at the Forefront of Technology

Learn the principles of computation and algorithms, and develop the essential programming and computing skills needed to step into any computing environment.

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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Facts & Figures

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


projected job growth by 2022*


average salary for Computer Programmers*

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Major Requirements

Our program will help you develop a broad technical understanding of the field using a curriculum developed with input from leading experts in computing and standards that align with the Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE-Computer Society. Engage in multidisciplinary coursework in mathematics, physics, computer science and more.

Khawar Ahmed ‘21
There are always going to be multiple walls to overcome in this field, and you have to work hard and you have to work smart to break down those walls."
Khawar Ahmed
B.A. in Computer Science, Class of 2021
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An Algorithm for Success

Rider’s computer science degree prepares graduates for careers in software development, systems analysis, computer networking and programming, and for graduate study in computer and data science.

Common Careers

  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer programmer
  • Information security analyst
  • Network systems and data communications analyst
  • Software developer
  • Web developer

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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Hone Your Computing Skills

Collaborate with faculty and fellow classmates on research, compete in computer science competitions and apply your computing knowledge and analytical problem-solving skills in on and off-campus internship opportunities.


Computer Science (B.S.)

John Bochanski

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Science Hall

jbochanski [at]

(609) 896-5184

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