The Department of Computer Science is a friendly, collegial, student-centric department committed to educational excellence in a personal environment.
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 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition :
"Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet in what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of things,” and the continued demand for mobile computing.
The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200."
Quality Academic Programs
We offer an Bachelor of Science in Computer Science that is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, and a fully online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (top ranked 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.
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Excellent Student Support and Facilities
Our computer science eXperience tutoring 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.
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.