The Department offers two undergraduate programs: B.S. Program in Computer Science and a B.S. Program in Information Technology. Both programs prepare students both for a professional career in the field of computing or for graduate study if that is the student's inclination.
Graduates will find employment in research and development, computer software development, e-commerce, security, and Web and database technologies.
This program was designed to encourage promising undergraduates to pursue their Computer Science graduate studies at the University. The program is competitive and admission is based on overall academic performance, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose.
The Departments of Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics offer an interdisciplinary minor in Computational Engineering & Applied Physics for the undergraduate Computer Science program. The minor is intended for students who wish to study the development and application of computational models and simulations, coupled with high-performance computing, to solve complex physical problems arising in engineering analysis and design (computational engineering) as well as natural phenomena (computational science).
The M.S. Program in Computer Science provides a comprehensive approach to advanced study in computer science. It also prepares the student to hold a variety of professional and technical positions in all areas of computer science. Students may choose to graduate with an M.S. Degree in Computer Science using:
The main objective of the M.S. Concentration Option is to expose students to state-of-the-art concepts and techniques in the areas of web services, database technologies, and cybersecurity. The concentrations are:
- Web and Database Technologies
- Artificial Intelligence
The M.S. General Option is specifically designed for students who are interested in acquiring the necessary knowledge in the development of large software systems ranging in scope from database management systems and data communications networks to operating systems, distributed systems, and graphics and animation systems.
This program is intended for professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree and wish to take the first step toward a master’s degree with a concentration in cybersecurity.
Students may apply for a Graduate Assistant position after successful completion of their first semester. Applications for the fall semester are due in November and spring semester, in April. Awards are limited and vary in amounts, based on the needs of the department.
The Computer Science Department is dedicated to familiarizing students with the full scope of this rapidly evolving and exciting field. The Computer Science major prepares students both for a professional career in the field of computers and for graduate study if that is the student's inclination. Graduates work in a large variety of high technology industries including the defense industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and in the information technology industry. Any career that requires disciplined thought is available to a Computer Science graduate.
Detailed information regarding all aspects of the Computer Science Department can be viewed here.
Alumni Success Stories
It does not matter whether you want to be an educator, a researcher, a software or hardware engineer, an IT consultant or something else entirely, a degree in computer science can give you the foundation and tools you will need to accomplish your own dreams.
I learned how to innovate ‘outside the box’, and how to couple my math and computer science capabilities with solid writing skills that have become a hallmark of my current responsibilities at Lockheed Martin.