Our Focus is on a Diverse Education and Individual Growth
The computing sciences programs at Ithaca College are designed to allow you to pursue a diversity of interests. Ithaca College students pursue a rich mix of majors, including music and arts, business, science, and communications – and we encourage our own majors to take courses, and even to minor, in other areas; we believe that this breadth is vital in creating well-rounded individuals capable of integrating technical skills into any number of potential career choices. Our faculty also reflect this breadth. They come from academia, government, and industry, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Within our classrooms you will find a hands-on approach to learning: Our classes are small and there is ample opportunity for student-faculty interaction. Our courses focus not only on the fundamentals of computing, but also on individual exploration and growth. Many of our courses provide the opportunity to work on projects -- often as a member of a team. In our capstone Senior Project course, for example, students select a topic of interest and work on projects under the direction of a faculty member. Past projects have ranged from applied (implementing a business intelligence dashboard for the current capital campaign managed by the College’s Development Office) to research (exploring virtual reality as a therapy tool in collaboration with faculty from the Occupational Therapy Department.