Computer Science

The most significant aspect of a Computer Science degree from Roger Williams is that our graduates anticipate and respond effectively to the uncertainties of a changing technological, social, political and economic world.

With the ability to earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, our students learn how to adapt and overcome challenges in a discipline that is characterized by constant change and advancement. They are also introduced to courses within the arts and humanities to ensure that their perspectives extend beyond their own academic discipline.

Which Degree Option is Right For Me?

Choosing the right path is based on your interests.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science allows for a stronger focus in science and mathematics with the ability to specialize in a more targeted, specific area of interest such as computing analytics, working with software and electronics, human-computer interactions, data-oriented systems or autonomous systems. 

The Bachelor of Art in Computer Science offers a broader view of the disciple with a more interdisciplinary approach, as the program lends the flexibility for students to combine computer science with another major.


The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management is located in the center of RWU's campus, and is equipped with modern classrooms, seminar and discussion rooms, an auditorium, engineering and construction labs, computer labs and special project rooms. In addition, the newly opened Shawmut Design and Construction Center is special project, meeting and classroom space located in the grand entrance of the SECCM building. It houses conferences as well as hands-on group projects.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Where are our Graduates?

Graduates of our program are hired by top companies, including:

  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Dynamics
  • Google
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Meditech, Inc.
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Northrop Grumann
  • Raytheon
  • Thorlabs
  • Tuition Management Systems
  • Valley Hospital, NJ
  • Wayfair

Graduates of our program have gone on to further their education at the following institutions:

  • Montclair State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Texas A&M
  • University Rhode Island