The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CISC) offers courses as part of the liberal arts curriculum at the University of St. Thomas. The CISC program is concerned with the areas of today’s society that involve the collection, organization, processing, storage, retrieval, communication and use of information. The department’s emphasis is on the broad basic core of knowledge required
to become an effective user of information
to design and implement system and application software; and
to understand the concepts involved in areas such as database design, systems analysis, networking, security, artificial intelligence, statistics, and operations research.
Students who graduate with a major in Computer and Information Sciences
will be prepared to work in business, industry, education, and government, as designers or users, or to pursue entrepreneurial interests in technologically supported areas or to continue study in graduate school. The department also strongly encourages its majors to obtain a minor in another field.
Teacher Licensure Elementary Education with a Co-major in Science and Mathematics for Elementary Education. Students interested in teacher licensure should see the various science and mathematics programs in the Department of Teacher Education.The Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Chair: Dr. Mark Werness