About the Department

Mission

The mission of the department is to provide the highest quality education, training, and research environment for students, which will prepare them for successful careers in academia, industry, and government.

Academic programs include:

  • undergraduate program in computer science (CS major);
  • undergraduate program in computer information systems (CIS major);
  • undergraduate concentrations in computer game technology (gaming concentration) and software, Web, and computer security (security concentration); both concentrations are available to both CS and CIS majors;
  • undergraduate minors in computer science and information systems (CS&IS minor) and computer game technology (gaming minor);
  • graduate program in computer science (Master’s in CS);
  • graduate program in computer information systems (Master’s in CIS);
  • graduate concentrations in software engineering, intelligent systems, databases and data mining, Web technologies and systems, theoretical computer science, emerging topics in computer science, computer game technology, software, Web, and computer security, and emerging topics in computer information systems

Number of CS&IS students (in 2009-2010 academic year):  132, including:

  • undergraduate CS students: 46
  • undergraduate CIS students: 29
  • graduate CS students: 54
  • graduate CIS students: 3

Number of faculty: 10, including:

  • full professor: 5
  • associate professor: 2
  • assistant professor: 2
  • lecturer: 1

Professors with terminal (doctorate) degrees: 100%

Number of part-timers:  2 – 4 per semester

Numbers of computer labs: 5

Strategic goals for the Department of CS&IS (excerpt from the department’s 2010 Strategic Plan)

  1. TEACHING: Provide highest quality academic program(s) and teaching which challenges students and helps them become leaders and innovators RESEARCH: Perform high quality and substantive CS&IS research
  2. SERVICE: Faculty fully committed to, engaged in, and held accountable for department/college activities and professional service activities RESOURCES: ENROLLMENT: Meet university enrollment needs with high quality CS&IS students
  3. LABS: Develop sustainable, cost effective, and student-centered laboratories and computer teaching/research environment
  4. OUTREACH: Develop mutually beneficial relationships with alumni and industry