Program overview

Learn the principles of computation and algorithms, and develop the essential programming and computing skills needed to step into any computing environment. Specialize your education with your choice of three tracks: artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity or software engineering. 

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


projected job growth by 2030*


median annual salary for computer scientists*

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Program 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.

Liz O'Hara
The supportive and personalized environment at Rider contributes so heavily to your personal growth that you are prepared for any opportunity after graduation.”
Elizabeth O'Hara '22
Computer Science and Graphic Design dual major
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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

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.


Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.


Computer Science (B.S.)

John Bochanski

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Department of Computer Science and Physics

Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center

jbochanski [at]


Academic Focus: Astronomy and Physics

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