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 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 :
"Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $84,580 in May 2017, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $37,690."
Quality Academic Programs
We offer a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science that is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, and a fully online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science. 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, and intelligent systems.
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Excellent Student Support and Facilities
Our Computer science eXperience (csX) lab provides face-to-face and online assistance to students working on laboratory assignments for certain computer science (CS) courses with a laboratory component.
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.