Our academic programs prepare for the following careers:

  • Computer programmers (CS major + security minor),
  • Computer software engineers and software developers (CS major + security minor),
  • Computer scientists education and research (CS + math minor),
  • Database administrators (IT major + security minor),
  • Information security analysts (Security major + CS/IT minor),
  • Web developers (CS/IT major + Web minor),
  • Computer support specialists and technicians (IT major + security minor),
  • System and network administrators (IT major + security minor),
  • Network architects (IT major + security minor)
  • Computer systems analysts providing solutions for organizations (IT + security minor).

Computer security in the U.S. is a stable field. The jobs which could be moved overseas have already been moved — most current computer-related jobs cannot be outsourced to other countries due to security concerns.

An increased spectrum of jobs becomes available after earning a graduate degree; our CS major offers excellent preparation for graduate studies. Some of our recent graduates were accepted in graduate CS programs at the Oxford University (UK), Cornell University (USA), and other distinguished universities.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook, section on Computer and Information Technology lists eight occupation areas related to computers:

  • 1 area — some college, no degree, median pay $46,000,
  • 6 areas — Bachelor’s degree, median pay $70,000 - 90,000,
  • 1 area — advanced degree, median pay $100,000.

5 out of the 6 highlighted areas are projected to grow faster or much faster than the average between 2010 and 2020.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about computer science and information technology programs at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact

Dr. Jan Plaza, Chair
Office: Au Sable Hall, Room 307
Phone: (518) 564-2788
Fax: (518) 564-3010