The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers five majors and two minors within the department, plus a fast-track to a Master’s Degree for those students who want to complete a Master of Science degree in five years through the Graduate Programs in Software department.
Major in Computer Science
Computer Science is a foundation for many different computing careers. Computer scientists design and build software and create efficient solutions to real-world problems in such fields as robotics, computer architecture, software engineering, and computer networking.
Major in Information Systems
Information Systems majors design computing solutions that provide companies, non-profit organizations, and governments with the information they need to make decisions and work collaboratively. They work with the life cycle of information systems, including efficiency and reliability, meeting customers’ budgets, proper testing, and maintenance.
Major in Information Technology
Professionals in IT are involved in solving, supporting, troubleshooting and designing everything from web sites to networks, in organizations ranging from business and government to schools and health care. Technology specialists help other computer users to do their jobs without having to know how the internals of computers work.
Major in Information Security
Information security studies the problem of protecting information stored on computing systems and travelling on computer networks. The discipline has emerged from a synthesis of software engineering, network technology, sociology of computing, and the mathematics of computer science. The curriculum fulfills requirements for information security education established by the US Government. This major prepares students in the areas of computer security, network security, cryptography, and information assurance.
Interdisciplinary Major in Statistics
Statistics describes ways in which quantitative reasoning affects life and it develops skills to participate in such reasoning. This joint major with Mathematics allows students to pursue an interest in mathematical statistics, applied statistics, and related areas including biostatistics, operations research, and data mining
Fast track to a Master’s Degree
The following is a track within the Computer Science major for those students who want to complete a Master of Science degree in five years through the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) department. After obtaining their Bachelor's degree in CISC, students can go on and complete one more year in the GPS department and obtain a Master's degree.
Two minors are offered. See catalog copy for details.