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Mission: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems aspires to innovative leadership in preparing students for excellence in professional work, lifelong learning and responsible participation in a new and dynamic information age. The school does this through a broad spectrum of educational and research programs on campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and at other locations with corporate partners from the local and global community.

The school has a unique role: it provides professional education in the computing disciplines, supporting education for programs in the other schools, general education for all students, and continuing education. Because change characterizes information technology, programs build upon a strong foundation in the arts and sciences, and emphasize competency in the theory and methodology of the computing disciplines. At the same time, programs are responsive to the rapid pace of technological development.

The school was founded in 1983 in creative response to the educational challenge and opportunity inherent in emerging disciplines, and is characterized by its core values:

  • Excellent teaching that is informed by scholarship, professional practice and community service,
  • The integration of theory and practice in teaching and scholarly activity,
  • Currency in new technology and its application,
  • Creative programs and partnerships with the local and global community,
  • Attentiveness to professional and social responsibility.

The school values diversity and welcomes qualified students of various experiences and origins, whether regional, national, or international. It provides excellent service to students both within and outside the classroom. It uses the power of technology to offer broad opportunity to students and to enable them to achieve excellence.  Throughout its programs and services, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems consistently recognizes that information technologies are tools for the empowerment of people.