Each year, about 30-40 new . students join the department. During the first two semesters, students become familiar with the faculty members and their areas of research by taking graduate courses, attending research seminars, and participating in research projects. By the end of the first year, each student selects a specific area and forms a committee based on the student's research interests. This “Special Committee” of three or more faculty members will guide the student through to a . dissertation. . students that decide to work with a faculty member based at Cornell Tech typically move to New York City after a year in Ithaca.
The Computer Science (CS) Department was established at Rutgers in 1966. Programs leading to a Bachelor's degree in computer science are offered by the undergraduate colleges at Rutgers. The faculty of the department are members of the School of Arts and Sciences. The Graduate Program in Computer Science, which is a program in the Graduate School, offers courses of study leading to an . or a . in computer science. The graduate and undergraduate programs are highly ranked by the US News & World Report for computer science rankings and Best values schools for computer science degrees . A recent Washington Post study found that computer science majors earn the highest median based salary amongst all college majors.
WPI’s Computer Science department is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science itself, offering courses and specializations in areas such as human-robotic interaction, intelligent tutoring and educational data mining, bioinformatics, computer security and privacy, and graphics and animation, among many others. WPI stays at the forefront of this ever-growing industry so that as society's use of computers expands, our students are confident in their knowledge of developing technologies in the real world through their work on large-scale team projects that make a real difference to the community.