BA in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is designed to prepare students for positions as computer science professionals in business, industry, or government, as well as for graduate study in computer science. The program is focused on encouraging and supporting Jewish women as they move into careers in technology where women are a vastly underrepresented population. The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science provides a liberal arts education and high-level Jewish studies coursework combined with a solid foundation in computer science.

Program Goals


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply an understanding of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends for resolving real computer science problems.

  • Apply algorithmic, mathematical, and scientific reasoning to a variety of computational problems.

  • Implement software systems that meet specified design and performance requirements.

  • Use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and solve computational problems and address issues in the communal and professional world.

  • Work effectively with technical and non-technical team members, clients, and customers, while meeting the social and ethical responsibilities of the computer science profession and the professional world.

  • Exhibit intercultural competence and attention to diversity, within and beyond the Jewish community, in addressing civic, social, environmental, and economic issues of the computer science field and communal life.

  • Use effective oral and written communication skills to present ideas in the workplace and broader community.