The world of technology has taken on a life of its own. Staying on track requires a firm grasp of computing systems, global communications networks, and interactive information resources. At YWCC, you will learn computing technologies and at the same time learn how to apply computing to solve real world problems.
Computing is doing for biology today what the microscope did four centuries ago, allowing scientists to peer deeper into the fundamental processes of life and to extract, record, retrieve, analyze and ultimately utilize for medical and other practical purposes tremendous quantities of information. The human genome, for example, has three billion "letters" in it, organized into less than 30,000 protein coding genes.
BS in Bioinformatics focuses on a new and exciting field that stands at the intersection of biology, computer science and information technology, and is among the most revolutionary scientific disciplines of the twenty-first century
Business & Information Systems (BIS)
Designing and evaluating computing applications and systems in a business environment requires both knowledge of information systems and management skills. The Business and Information Systems degree prepares individuals with expertise in these two fields, where the emphasis is on requirements and application systems design.
BS in Business and Information Systems is primarily for students who want to prepare for careers where they will do requirements analysis and application systems design and development, as well as use, analyze and evaluate computing applications and systems in a business environment.
Computer Science (CS)
If you think computer science is just about programming, think again. We teach you how to solve real world problems by designing and developing computing systems. You will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, such as with engineers or managers on design and implementation projects and in research and development of systems for science and medicine. As the largest computer science department in the metro New York area, CS offers two degree options:
BS in Computer Science provides the student with the most comprehensive treatment of computing with considerable breadth and depth in computer science topics.
BA in Computer Science, a joint degree program with Rutgers-Newark affords an excellent background in the fundamental principles and applications of computer science, while allowing for greater flexibility in the choice of electives.
Computing & Business (CBUS)
Computing and Business is an exciting program that combines two very popular majors: computer science and business. While computer science concerns the design, development and management of software systems, business programs teach core management skills to solve business problems. The merging of the two fields results in a program designed to teach the skills necessary to excel as a computing professional in the business world.
BS in Computing and Business is primarily for students who want to develop, use and manage software applications and systems in a business environment.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
BS in Human-Computer Interaction combines computing and the behavioral sciences to solve real problems in the design and human use of technology. Examples of HCI products include intelligent tutoring systems, wearable computers, and highly interactive Web applications.
Information Systems (IS)
Companies rely on computers to effectively manage information. Designing and implementing industrial and business procedures and practices through information systems are vital to their success. You will learn how to solve organizational, technical and people-oriented problems in fields ranging from finance to medicine to environmental science through the application of computing methodologies, tools, integration, and management principles.
BA in Information Systems, a joint degree program with Rutgers-Newark that offers students a strong, hands-on knowledge of information systems with a wide range of very flexible specializations.
Information Technology (IT)
Technology and science are transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Success in any field – law, medicine, business, national security, education, entertainment, finance and investment – requires a command of information technology.
BS in Information Technology prepares students for a career in integration, design and management of computing, and deploying applications such as firewalls in a variety of fields such as bioengineering, criminal justice, e-commerce, multimedia, network security, software engineering, and telecommunications.
Web & Information Systems (WIS)
Web professionals design and implement the computing and mobile systems that customers use to interact with companies, and support the analytics allow companies to evaluate their success and look for new opportunities. They also are often entrepreneurs. They design social networking and personalized apps, as well as high-functionality web sites.
BS in Web and Information Systems provides students a solid technical grounding and practical experience in designing, developing and evaluating web and mobile systems.