All Students Need a Foundation in Technology

The growth of information technologies in virtually all disciplines and workplaces have created a need for many students to have more than a basic introduction to technology. CCI provides many opportunities for students to apply computing and information issues and perspectives to their own discipline.

Are you interested in writing programs and manipulating data? The Department of Computer Science is right for you.

Computer science involves the scientific study of algorithms and the problems they solve. This leads to careers including programmer, systems analyst, network administrator, database developer, security analyst, IT officer, software engineer, and more.

Do you want to apply technology in your career in some other field, such as science, business, or art?

A minor from the Department of Informatics will help you do so successfully.

Do you enjoy working with people to meet their information needs? The Department of Information Studies is your best choice.

Information science involves acquiring, organizing, retrieving, and using information. It prepares students to interact with the users of information, it educates them for careers such as information technology specialist, records manager, Web developer, database administrator, and others. Some students enter graduate programs in library science, information science, business, and others.

Computer Science

This discipline involves the scientific study of algorithms and the problems they might solve. The Department of Computer Science offers a BA degree, two BS degrees and a combined BA/MS degree. A computer science minor is also offered. Computer Science at UAlbany leads to careers including programming, systems analyst, network administrator, database developer, security analyst, IT officer, software engineer, and more.

Informatics

Informatics looks at how technology is applied to specific disciplines, with targeted programs in government, education, business, the sciences, and the humanities. Informatics at UAlbany is a general option minor which may be combined with almost any major.

The Informatics courses complement all disciplines at UAlbany by introducing an IT perspective (e.g., programming, online searching, and database application) to any field.

Information Studies

This field concerns originating, representing, organizing, retrieving and using information. Information Science at UAlbany is a faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major leading to a BA with a concentration in Information Science.

In preparing students to interact with the users of information, an Information Science degree educates them for such careers as information technology specialist, records manager, Web developer, database administrator, and others. Some students enter graduate programs in library science, information science, business, and others.

Begin your appliation process for undergraduate admission or for graduate study at the University at Albany today.