Computer Science (BS)

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Overview Computer Science (BS)

Barry’s Computer Science program offers a robust course catalog to provide students with the practical and theoretical foundation necessary to compete in today’s job market. Collectively, our professors possess decades of expertise within the field of computer science, and are eager to train the next generation of specialists who will carry the torch into the twenty-first century digital world.

Learn more about modern software engineering, programming languages, algorithms, data visualization, artificial intelligence, and current trends in cybersecurity – all components essential to the development of your unique critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

Students have access to Barry’s state-of-the-art technology laboratory, equipped with virtual machine-based computer security simulation, 3D printing, Linux and Windows servers.

And remember to ask one of our helpful advisors about enhancing your Computer Science degree with a Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, or Digital Media Specialization. With as few as fifteen additional credits, CS graduates who possess specializations will enjoy a plethora of exciting career opportunities!

Program Requirements

Did you know that professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics occupations (STEM) are projected to see a 12 percent increase through 2029? Computer science is a vital field with the exciting intellectual challenges. New ideas are constantly being explored, new tools are being developed, and new questions being asked. The industrial reliance on computer scientists is unceasing, and the need for innovative approaches to new problems has never been greater.

Why Barry?


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Student Centered Program

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    Hands-on Experience

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    Student Centered Program

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    Academic Support

Available Premier Certifications:

The Computer Science department encourages and prepares students to pursue certifications such as: Kaseya RITSM certifications, CompTIA® (Computing Technology Industry Association), and Coursera.  

In addition, the CS program actively participates in various technologies including interactive design media, drone research, as well as 3D printing and virtual reality.  




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Admissions Overview Getting Started

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As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

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If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. Curious about qualifying? Take a look at our Net Price Calculator.

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The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.
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