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Thank you for your interest in our programs! We offer a variety of majors and minors for those interested in the world of software - the ability to provide clear and unambiguous instructions to computers so the uninitiated is led to think that computers are "intelligent". The educational choices we provide caters to a variety of strengths; those who wish to work with machines as well as those who wish to work with people and machines will find a home here. In addition, those with a bachelor's degree can also explore one of our graduate programs - MSIS, MTSM or even MBA.
Yes, there are many jobs out there... our graduates are in the enviable position of having to choose from multiple offers. If that isn't convincing, please read on.
According to the occupational projections reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), seven of the top ten fastest growing occupations during the decade 2006-2016 are in the computer and information systems related fields, and six of these require bachelor’s degrees. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers programs of study that help meet this demand. The fact that our graduates are successfully placed in well-paying career tracks is another testament to these statistics.
It is not unusual for a CSIS graduate to have the luxury of picking his/her place of employment. Our graduates have found great success in a wide range of career tracks such as software engineers, game programmers, programmer analyst, systems analyst, business analyst, information security engineer, database administrator, project manager, independent consultant, chief information officer, network architects, voice over IP (VOIP) architects, at small, medium, and large businesses and non-profit organizations.
The wide choice of curricula is taught by highly qualified faculty members, most of whom hold a doctorate degree. The faculty is drawn from both academia and industry. They are also nationally recognized for their research in a wide variety of areas including style of learning, women in computer science, decision support, computer security, knowledge management and robotics.
The department provides access to modern well-equipped computer laboratories with an extensive collection of state-of-the-art software and equipment to provide students with a rich practical experience. The learning environment and curricula are structured to give students the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to successfully pursue a variety of technical and professional careers in the dynamic and rapidly changing computing fields.
Students may choose from two baccalaureate degree programs: Computer Science (CS) or Information Systems (IS). For those seeking just a taste of this discipline, we also offer minors both in CS and IS.
The department also offers two graduate programs: a masters program in information systems (MSIS) and a masters program in telecommunications systems management. These programs are open to either the technical person interested in enhancing his/her business credentials or the business person interested in bolstering technical credentials. The MSIS program is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Those who graduated from our programs have nothing but praise for what they received - small classes, great facilities, plenty of learning opportunities, new friends, and a well-rounded education.
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Victor Raj, PhD
Professor and Chair
Computer Science and Information Systems