The Computing and Information Science Program
Computing and Information Science (CIS) is dedicated to all aspects of computers and information technology, which contributes meaningfully to almost all aspects of science and society. A successful CIS graduate will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Information Science with a concentration in Computer Science, Information Technology or Cybersecurity. The curriculum is based on the guidelines of prominent professional organizations and combines theory with current in-demand technical skills to prepare graduates for continual learning throughout their careers in this fast-paced field. A degree from this department gives you the background to directly impact our society's future, in how we automate the many tasks of life and work, provide useful services such as voice and data communications, and use technology to achieve things that were only dreams a few years ago.
What Can I Do With a Degree in Computing and Information Science?
With concentrations in Information Technology, Computer Science and Cybersecurity, the Computing & Information Science (CIS) Department prepares students for a wide range of careers and graduate programs.
A few examples of what CIS students can do:
- write a mobile phone app
- protect a network from malicious attacks
- write computer game software
- set up an ecommerce website along with the code and backend database that support the site
- set up servers
Because of the increasing computerization of all that we do, graduates in this major are in demand in a wide variety of organizations.