About the Department

Mission Statement

The Department of Computer Science will offer an excellent computer science education in a personal environment. Students, faculty, and staff will engage in extracurricular activities that enrich the learning experience and offer opportunities to interact with peers. The Faculty and Staff will dedicate themselves to preparing our students for successful careers, life-long learning, and citizenship.

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The Department's governance structure consists of the Departmental by-laws, criteria for promotion and tenure, evaluation guidelines, and guidelines for teaching portfolios. Departmental governance supplements all College, University, and Board of Regents policies and guidelines.

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Plans, documentation, and reports related to the department's assessment processes are archived in the Comprehensive Assessment Portal (COMPASS) website on Moodle.  Click the "Login as a guest" button when prompted to login, unless you already have a Moodle account or have been provided with a specific user account by the Department Chair.

Milestones in Our History

  • 2013 M.S. in Applied CS is nationally ranked by US News & World Report
  • 2011 M.S. in Applied CS transitions to a 100% online program
  • 2002 M.S. in Applied CS established
  • 2001 Move to new facilities in the $20-million TLC building, increasing student lab space from a single shared lab to six dedicated CS labs
  • 1999 Department of Computing becomes Department of Computer Science, reflecting a new focus in its mission
  • 1995 Department of Computing established from Computer Science & Mathematics faculty
  • 1991 B.S. in Computer Science established