Farmingdale State College

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We Rise to the
Challenge at FSC
Dedicated to student success, our diverse and thriving campus is an engine
of opportunity for students of Long Island and beyond.

    The Future is at Farmingdale State College. Right Now.

    Our newest bachelor degree programs focus on emerging, high-demand careers in exciting fields like nutrition, big data, human/computer interaction, digital security, and spatial structure analysis. Find the right opportunity for you to work in business, technology, science, or design.

    Computer Science

    Computer Science

    Computer Science is a discipline that studies computer architecture, software design, algorithms, information processing, computer applications and systems, and the mathematical foundations of computing. Analyze, design, and build complex software components, software design, and algorithms to solve industry-informed relevant problems.

    Typical Employment Opportunities

    • Software Developers
    • Software Engineers
    • QA Engineers
    • Data Analysts
    • Web Developers
    • Technical Account Specialists
    • Research Assistants
    Business Analytics

    Business Analytics

    Data is increasingly fundamental and indispensable to organizational decision-making in a competitive environment. And making data-informed strategies is predicted to be the driving force of progress and success in many key industries. This program prepares students for jobs that require skills in data analysis, visualization, and presentation.

    Anticipated Career Opportunities

    • Operations Research Analyst
    • Management Analyst
    • Market Research Analyst
    • Sports Statistical Analyst
    • Computer Systems Analyst
    Computer Security Technology

    Computer Security Technology

    Never has computer security been so essential to personal safety, business integrity, and national security. Learning to combat security issues and challenges in the digital environment through new technologies will be a valued skill in tomorrow's global world.

    Areas of Employment

    • Corporate Security
    • Federal, State, and Local Security Agencies
    • Software Industries

    Anticipated Career Opportunities

    • Computer and Information Systems Manager
    Geographic Information Systems

    Geographic Information Systems

    Advances in global positioning are resulting in many uses and applications for geographic data. Manipulating, analyzing, assessing, and visualizing this data can solve problems like natural resource management, ocean phenomena, and hazard response—and even help address and prevent natural disasters.

    Anticipated Career Opportunities

    • Data/Systems/Planning Analyst
    • Research Coordinator
    • Geospatial Technical
    • Application Developer
    • Geospatial Intelligence Analyst
    • Compliance Specialist
    • Product/Program Manager
    Interaction Design

    Interaction Design

    Ever wonder why products, appliances, and interfaces are designed a certain way? Interaction Design—the first program of its kind in SUNY— will show you how to use hands-on, creative thinking, innovation, and gameplay to incorporate user-friendly design elements into everyday use.

    Anticipated Career Opportunities

    • User Experience Designer
    • Information Architect
    • Human Factors Specialist
    • User Interface Designer
    • Interaction Designer
    Applied Gerontology

    Applied Gerontology

    With an aging U.S. population, care for the elderly has never been more in demand or more critical to society and individual families. The Applied Gerontology major equips students with the many skills needed to provide a consistent level of care with accepted healthcare standards.

    Anticipated Career Opportunities

    • Assisted Living Administrations
    • Consultant/Advocate
    • Estate Preservation
    • Federal/State/Local Gov. Agencies
    • Geriatric Care Managers
    • Health Educators
    Civil Engineering Technology

    Civil Engineering Technology

    The Civil Engineering Technology program produces graduates with highly sought technical skills and knowledge to prepare the workforce to fulfill the building needs of regional businesses. Students will learn how to use cutting-edge technology, conduct studies, analyze data, design systems, and many other functions related to the discipline.

    Typical Employment Opportunities

    • Civil Engineers
    • Architectural and Engineering Managers
    • Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
    Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, and Corrections

    Criminal Justice: Police, Courts, and Corrections

    Criminal Justice: Police Courts and Corrections incorporates analysis, tactical planning, and theory into an understanding of the correlates of crime and delinquency and potential solutions.

    Typical Employment Opportunities

    • Police and Sherriff's Patrol Officers
    • Transit and Railroad Police
    • New York Detectives and Criminal Investigators
    • New York State Probation Office and Correctional Treatment Specialist
    Nutrition Science

    Nutrition Science

    Nutrition, healthy choices, and dietary lifestyle change all impact the way we think about food consumption and food preparation. Students will learn to examine complex relationships in the exploding field of human nutrition and food technology and what's ahead in the study of nutrition research, public health, and food chemistry.

    Areas of Employment

    • Healthcare Field
    • Sport & Fitness Industry
    • Food Technology
    • Biomedical and Laboratory Research
    • County, State, and Federal Government Nutrition Services
    • Cooperative Extension
    • Food and Agriculture Industry
    • Nutraceutical Industry
    • Non-Profit Nutritional Support Programs
    • Graduate Education
    Health Promotion and Wellness

    Health Promotion and Wellness

    The desire for healthier living and a well-rounded lifestyle has created a booming wellness industry nationwide. Learn about this growing field, which uses principles from nutrition, exercise, behavior modification, weight management, science, and medicine to help people experience improved and more satisfying lives.

    Typical Employment Opportunities

    • Public Health Educator
    • Health Coach
    • Corporate Wellness Coordinator
    • Director of Fitness / Wellness
    • Community Health Director
    • Health Services Manager
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    Nexus Center for Applied Learning + Career Development

    The Nexus Center is a specialized department solely dedicated to connecting students and grads to jobs, internships, career development, applied learning, and other opportunities. Our goal is to support students individually throughout their education at Farmingdale and beyond.

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    Last Modified 9/22/21