Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The Applied Mathematics major has two concentrations, Data Science and Cryptography. The Data Science concentration presents the principles of data representation, big data management, and statistical modeling. Cryptography is the science of both personal and institutional data security. Students learn to secure information, maintain data integrity, authenticity, and non-reputability. The curriculum offers an integrated academic program with the depth and breadth necessary to make graduates truly competitive in the job market. Both concentrations provide the knowledge and the skills that are in demand in high tech entrepreneurship, finance, modern communications, medicine, security, transportation, and manufacturing. (Prerequisites & RequirementsAdmissions InformationGetting StartedFour Year Advisement Plan)

Coordinator: Hunter Johnson, 6.63.19 NB, 212.237.8846,

Coordinator: Michael Puls, 6.63.03 NB, 212.237.8925,

Coordinator (on sabbatical): Samuel Graff, 6.63.21 NB, 212.237.8767,

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Security
For students who enter John Jay Fall 2014 or later, optional for students admitted prior to Fall 2014

A new undergraduate computer major goes into effect at John Jay in Fall 2014. The new program stresses computer security and information security. Students who enter John Jay in Fall 2014 or later must take the schedule of courses in the new major. Those who entered before Fall 2014 may follow the prior program or opt for the new program. Consult with a major faculty advisor if you have any questions as to which program to follow. (Prerequisites & RequirementsAdmissions InformationGetting StartedFour Year Advisement Plan)

Coordinator: Kumar Ramansenthil, 6.63.15 NB, TBD,

The Master of Science in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity integrates criminal justice studies with computer sciences and computer forensic training. Graduates will possess the knowledge to conduct and manage forensic investigations involving digital devices and electronic crime; help organizations protect their computer systems; the capacity to train others; to guide and consult in cybercrime investigations and computer security; to solve new problems as they emerge; and to serve as leaders in the field. (Prerequisites & RequirementsAdmissions InformationGetting Started)

Director: Douglas Salane, 6.63.06 NB, 212.237.8836,

Computers are the future. By learning to use a computer, students are securing their tomorrows. Good computer skills will build self-confidence and increase students marketability and competence in their chosen fields. The minor in computer science will build self-confidence and increase students marketability and competence in their chosen fields. Four specializations are offered within the minor: Networking, Office Systems, Security, and Computing Systems. (Prerequisites & RequirementsAdmissions InformationGetting Started)

Coordinator: Matluba Khodjaeva, 6.65.19 NB, 212.237.8087,

Mathematics provides excellent preparation for entrance into many quantitative and high-technology careers. Some of these include the actuarial field, financial analysis, and work in cryptography. The minor will enhance the understanding of quantitative disciplines such as the social sciences, physics, chemistry, and biology. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions InformationGetting Started)

Coordinator: Hunter Johnson, 6.63.19 NB, 212.237.8846,

 Last updated Fall 2022