The faculty and students of the computer science department at SUNY Potsdam
form a unique community where the professors know students by name
and the students are united by partner programming labs, team projects,
extracurricular activities, and tutoring programs.
The lab is always full of students willing to help others.
The CS program at SUNY Potsdam offers a
for every level of interest in the computer science field.
Students may choose from a range of undergraduate degrees and minors
Scholarships & Awards
In addition to the scholarships and awards offered by SUNY Potsdam's
inancial aid office,
there are several
offered by the computer science department for its students,
including scholarships for interns and transfers.
The CS department at SUNY Potsdam hires several students each semester
to serve as Laboratory Teaching Assistants and graders for CS classes.
The College's Computing and Technology Services
frequently employs CS students to work at their Help Desk
and in their Host and Networking Services department.
Are you a transfer worried about fitting into a new program?
SUNY Potsdam's CS department offers a transfer-friendly environment
with a notable number of transfers,
articulation agreements with many SUNY Community Colleges, and
scholarship opportunities reserved for transfers.
CS students enjoy a variety of extracurricular opportunities through
ACM Student Chapter
in the form of workshops, lightning talks,
social gatherings, programming contests, and more.
Our ACM Student Chapter is organized and run by students,
and everyone is encouraged to participate and contribute to the group.
Students also benefit from professional opportunities such as the required
In order to graduate the program, each student completes a credit internship
or faculty-sponsored senior project.
These experiences give students an insight into the field
that makes them a more marketable job or grad school candidate.
Students are exposed to networking opportunities that help students grow
professionally and learn valuable skills.
Each semester, the CS
Board of Advisors
meets with students to share their experiences
and explore employment opportunities with students.
Students in the past have also attended conferences such as the
Vermont Tech Jam,
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the
CCSCN conference and poster contest.
The CS department offers a range of
facilities for student use including
a Unix Lab featuring 14 high-end Linux workstations,
a High Performance Computing Lab with a 12-unit computing cluster
and seven workstations with NVIDIA multi-core GPU's,
and a Computer Games Lab
featuring several commercial games and consoles.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reports that computer software engineers are projected
to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the 2012-22 decade
and that very good opportunities are expected
for college graduates with at least a bachelor's degree in computer science
and with practical work experience, such as student internships.
SUNY Potsdam alumni can be found in organizations such as