The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (DCIS) offers a range of courses and programs that provide students with the technological expertise they will need to excel in today’s increasingly digital world. Computational problem solving has become so widespread that a degree in computer science prepares students for success not just in careers as programmers, but in a diverse range of fields such as business, medicine, banking, information technology, and biotechnology among many others. Many of the fastest growing and best paying jobs today are directly related to computers and software. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences strives to create graduates who will be competitive and successful in these fast growing careers.
The mission of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences is to excel in both of the complementary fields of research and education. Through the pursuit of a rigorous research program, the department seeks to both propel forward the state of the art, and to enrich the undergraduate experience through exposure to, and involvement in, actual research. Through the pursuit of a rigorous education program, which includes hands on experience, the department strives to produce graduates who are well prepared to work professionally or go on to graduate education in computer science or computer information systems.
Another primary mission of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences is to provide introductory computer training to all students. The ever increasing presence of technology in nearly all aspects of society has meant that basic computer skills are a necessary component to success in college and in life. The Department of Computer and Information Sciences strives to provide these necessary skills to all students.
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceMinor
CoursesComputer Information SystemsComputer Science