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Computer Science and Design, BS

Students will declare a concentration in interaction design, graphic and information design, or experience design. Students in this major often have an interest in human-centered design methods used in developing digital interfaces and applications.

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The combined major in computer science and design integrates fundamental design courses with a strong programming foundation. You’ll declare a concentration in interaction design, graphic and information design, or experience design. Students in this major often have an interest in human-centered design methods used in developing digital interfaces and applications.

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Interests of Computer Science and Design, BS Students

  • 3D Printing
  • Apps
  • Augmented Reality
  • Branding
  • computer science
  • creative coding
  • data
  • data analysis
  • design
  • digital design
  • Ergonomics
  • Human-centered Design
  • information design; Design
  • Interaction
  • interactive media
  • Mixed Reality
  • Product design
  • research
  • technology
  • User Experience
  • Virtual Reality
  • visualization

Co-op Opportunities

  • Philips Research (HealthTech and Lighting)
    Cambridge, MA
  • Thomson Reuters
    Cambridge, MA
  • MIT facilities
    Cambridge, MA
  • The Broad Institute
    Cambridge, MA
  • The Boston Beer Company
    Suite 850 Boston, MA
  • Boston Globe
    Boston, MA
  • America's Test Kitchen
    Boston, MA
  • Sametz Blackstone Associates
    Boston, MA
  • TJMaxx and HomeGoods
    Framingham, MA
  • Ronik LLC
    Brooklyn, NY
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Virtual reality
    • augmented reality
    • mixed reality
    • apps
    • 3D printing
    • information design
    • user experience mapping
    • data analysis
    • website development
    • project management
    • programming
    • scripting
    • user observation
    • rapid prototyping
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Data Analyst
    • Experience Designer
    • Interaction Designer
    • Entrepreneur
    • Designer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Information Designer
    • Director of Design and Marketing
    • Web Designer
    • Software Designer
    • Marketing and Brand Director
    • UI/UX Designer

Computer Science and Design, BS Requirements

Presentation Requirement

Computer Science Elective Courses

With advisor approval, directed study, research, project study, and appropriate graduate-level courses may also be taken as upper-division electives.

Degree Capstone Project

Degree-Focused Electives

Integrative Requirement

The following courses are used in the major but also count as the integrative requirement:

Supporting Course

Computing and Social Issues

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Ann McDonald

Associate Professor

a.mcdonald@northeastern.edu
617-373-2662

Department Chair:

Tad Hirsch

Professor

tad.hirsch@northeastern.edu

Administrators:

Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

n.delgado@northeastern.edu
617-373-4340

Zohreh Firouzabadian

Academic Manager

z.firouzabadian@northeastern.edu
617-373-8296

Dara-Lynn Pelechatz

Administrative Officer

d.pelechatz@northeastern.edu
617-373-5242

Academic Advisors:

Ali Ressing

Academic Advisor

a.ressing@northeastern.edu
617-373-8140

Dawn Shirak

Academic Advisor

d.shirak@northeastern.edu
617-373-7552

Co-op Advisors:

Dori Peleg Mazor

Co-op Coordinator

d.mazor@northeastern.edu
617-373-3439

Michelle Hagopian

Associate Co-op Coordinator

m.hagopian@northeastern.edu
617-373-6908

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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