Welcome to the Department!
We are a friendly, collegial, student-centric department committed to educational excellence in a personal environment.
Quality Academic Programs
We offer an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a fully online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (ranked #6 nationally as a Best Online Graduate Computer and Information Technology program by U.S. News and World Report). Our curriculum provides knowledge foundations and cutting-edge technical skills needed to succeed in today's information technology job market, and covers a variety of areas including programming, software engineering, web technologies, databases, systems and networks, artificial intelligence, and interactive media and gaming.
Excellent Job Prospects for Graduates
Our graduates, for whom we have virtually 100% job placement, go on to pursue successful and rewarding careers in computing and information technology. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition:
"Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow by 22 percent, adding 758,800 new jobs from 2010 to 2020. Demand for workers in these occupations will be driven by the continuing need for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations to adopt and utilize the latest technologies. Workers in these occupations will be needed to develop software, increase cybersecurity, and update existing network infrastructure."
Possible career paths for graduates include software developers, system analysts, web developers, computer support specialists, and database administrators.
Friendly and Supportive Community
As part of our community of CS students, faculty, and staff, students participate in extracurricular activities and organizations that enrich their learning experience and provide a variety of opportunities to interact with and learn from each other.
Each member of the Faculty and Staff is committed to preparing our students for successful careers, life-long learning, and citizenship. All classes are taught by exceptionally qualified faculty whose backgrounds include both academic and industry experience.
Excellent Student Support and Facilities
Our computer science eXperience lab provides free one-on-one peer tutoring, in both face-to-face and online formats, for students seeking help in their computer science classes.
The department's state of the art laboratory facilities enhance the learning experience and provide students with the opportunity to learn and experiment with a variety of current technologies used in industry.