FAQs on our Programs

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions covering our Computer science and Information Systems program, Computer Science Major requirements and procedures.

QUESTIONS ON COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM

QUESTIONS ON COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS



QUESTIONS ON COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM
  1. What is Computer Science?
  2. What kind of jobs do CS majors graduating from Stony Brook get?
  3. Why should I study Computer Science at all? I've heard some people who do not have a CS degree and were still able to make big money as programmers.
  4. So, is Computer Science just coding?
  5. What about that dot-com crash? Will I be able to find a job with a CS degree?
  6. But wait! Aren't all CS jobs currently being outsourced to India and other countries?
  7. What are typical income levels for a CS graduate?
  8. I am very interested in computers and was wondering which major to choose: Computer Science or Computer Engineering. What is the difference between the two programs, anyway?
  9. What undergraduate programs does your department offer?
  10. What is the difference between computer science and information systems?
  11. What is the typical class size in your courses?
  12. Do graduate students teach courses?
  13. Do computer science students need to buy their own computer?
  14. What programming languages do you teach?
  15. Do you accept advance placement credits?
  16. Does the department have scholarships for undergraduates?
  17. Do you have an internship program?
  18. Do you offer research opportunities for undergraduates?
  19. I would like to learn more about the CS department and its undergraduate programs. What should I do?


QUESTIONS ON COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS
  1. I came to Stony Brook in Fall 2007, but was admitted to the computer science major in Fall 2008. Which graduation requirements should I follow?
  2. How many upper-division CSE courses per semester should I take?
  3. I have taken computer science courses at another school. Can I get transfer credit for these?
  4. I am not doing well in one of my CSE courses. Can I P/NC the course and repeat it next semester?
  5. I am not doing well in one of my CSE electives. Can I P/NC the course and take a different course next semester?
  6. I have completed the natural science sequence in physics. Which additional natural science courses do I need for CSE major requirements?
  7. Can I get transfer credit for natural science courses I took at another school?
  8. Can I count the same course towards the core CSE requirements and towards Specialization or Honors program requirements?
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