FARMINGDALE STATE OFFERS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Applications now being accepted for fall 2011 semester

Farmingdale State College is pleased to announce the addition of a new Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Telecommunications Technology beginning this fall 2011 semester.  With this addition, Farmingdale now offers 37 four-year degree programs.

In an increasingly interconnected world, telecommunications is central to most technologies that have completely transformed the way we live and work over the past decade.

The Internet, social networking, e-mail, mobile communications, TV and radio broadcasting, video conferencing - these are only a few of the applications that greatly benefited from the recent advances in the technology of telecommunication systems and networks. Ultra high speed fiber optic and wireless networks have made possible the efficient transmission and processing of huge amounts of data – such capacity was unthinkable even only a few years ago – making possible applications such as video conferencing, mobile internet, video messaging, etc.

"All you have to do is read the paper each day to recognize the importance of the telecommunications field, so it only makes sense that Farmingdale would add this program to its offerings," said Farmingdale Provost Lucia Cepriano. "Long Island and upstate New York high school students are ready for this program and the career opportunities it will offer."

"Telecommunications professionals will be in high demand as the field is expected to experience significant growth over the next years," said Chairman of the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology. "Graduates will be prepared for successful careers in this diverse industry and contribute to the economic growth of the region."

Full-time enrollment at Farmingdale has increased 70% since 2000. The College ranks among the top 100 public colleges in the nation in the earnings power of its graduates, according to a 2009 analysis conducted by payscale.com. The College has also ranked among the top five safest campuses in the country according to the last two analyses by The Daily Beast.  The campus is in the midst of a $185 million construction and renovation project and will be opening a new Campus Center in 2012. Farmingdale also expects to break ground on a new building for the School of Business later this year. Farmingdale will celebrate its 100th Anniversary during the 2011-12 academic year.

For more information on the Telecommunications Technology degree, please contact Professor Socrates Thanasas at 631-420-2084.