Sep 22, 2023  
2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science

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General Information

The Department of Computer Science provides the opportunity for students to pursue the study of the properties of computer systems. A wide range of career opportunities exists for computer scientists and technologists, including: computer programming, computer system analyst, database administration, network administration, applications development/support, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, software engineering, computer graphics, visualization, imaging, Internet applications development, computational science, and software/hardware support

Departmental facilities, housed in the Elva J. Jones Computer Science building, include: classrooms, research library, instructional laboratories, specialized laboratories and research laboratories. Laboratory facilities include: programming and software development, robotics,applications development, research and Computer Based Training (CBT). Other specialized labs include: architectural, data communications/networking, graphics/visualization/modeling, high performance computing, software engineering, database administration and other specialized labs. The department has access to High Performance Computing/Supercomputing via cooperative arrangements with UNC Institutions. Additionally, the department has access to the NC BioGrid Test bed.  



The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to offer undergraduate programs in computer science and information technology; a certificate program in computer programming; a minor in computer science;  and a Master of Science program in Computer Science and Information Technology. The department offers service courses for other academic departments, engages in research and scholarly activities and engages in mutually beneficial relationships with the community. 

Departmental Goals

1.  To provide an effective programs of study.

2.  To recruit and retain students who will be able to complete the curriculum.

3.  To promote and facilitate faculty development of effective teaching skills, research productivity, the acquisition of external funding through grants and contracts, and community involvement.

4.  To guide student achievement of WSSU educational goals.

Undergraduate Programs Offered

Major Programs

Computer Science

Information Technology

Minor Program

Computer Science

Certificate Program

Computer Programming

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