Quincy College students will soon earn a four-year degree in computer science.
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education recently approved the Bachelor of Science degree, which also requires sign-off from the New England Commission of Higher Education. The college plans to begin enrolling students in the program in January of 2023, according to a statement.
This is the second time the two-year college has been approved to award a four-year degree.
Quincy College received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2021, and has been enrolling students in that program since January of 2022.
“This is an example of building on success,” said Servet Yatin, the college’s provost and chief academic officer. “After the successful launch of our bachelor’s of science in business administration, we owe it to our students and our community to expand our baccalaureate offerings in the high-demand field of computer science.”
He added that the two programs are designed to be complementary and to increase students’ opportunities in the job market.
According to the statement, salaries for people with a four-year degree in computer science range from $91,470 to $121,7000, with thousands of open positions in the state.
Quincy College President Richard DeCristofaro said scholarships are available for students who can participate in the program.
“We continue to commit to the values of access and affordability, and are equally committed to making the dream of a bachelor’s degree a reality for more and more students,” he said.
Quincy College offers 37 undergraduate degrees and 27 certificate programs. Founded in 1958, it is a municipally affiliated college serving approximately 3,500 students on campuses in Quincy and Plymouth.
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