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 exist for computer scientists and information technologists, including: computer programming, computer system analyst, database administration, network administration, applications development/support, computer-aided design, data analytics, machine learning, software engineering, computer graphics, visualization, imaging, mobile applications development, computational science, and software/hardware support.
Departmental facilities, housed in the Elva J. Jones Computer Science building, include: classrooms, instructional laboratories, and research laboratories. Laboratory facilities include: programming and software development, robotics, applications development, research and the Nationwide Computer Based Training (CBT) Lab.
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.
The goals of the computer science and information technology programs of study are to prepare students technical careers and for graduate study, and to provide support courses for students in other fields requiring. Specific goals are:
- To provide effective curricula and programs of study.
- To recruit and retain students who will be able to complete the curriculum.
- To promote and facilitate faculty development of effective teaching skills, research productivity, the acquisition of external funding through grants and/or contracts, and community involvement.
Undergraduate Programs Offered
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