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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science and Information Systems

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The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers five degree programs: (1) a masters of science in information systems—a 36-hour applied graduate program which prepares graduates for employment within niches of the IT profession experiencing critical shortages of employees.; (2) a masters of science in applied computer science designed for experienced computing professionals who want to advance their knowledge of computing without disrupting their careers; (3) a bachelor of science in information security and assurance; (4) a bachelor of science in information systems; and, (5) a bachelor of science in computer science. All three baccalaureate degree programs lead to careers in the field of information technology. Although different in emphasis, each undergraduate program is based on a strong technical foundation including programming principles, systems analysis, systems architecture, data communications, and database design. Each program includes an emphasis on data communications and systems development.

A certificate program in information technology is also offered through the CSIS department. This certificate is ideal for students who enjoy working with computers but do not wish to seek a degree in either computer science or information systems. It is also ideal for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and seek the latest information technology expertise.

A certificate program in e-business systems prepares students for careers in the online world of business-to-consumer and business-to-business computing. The certificate in Information Security Assurance prepares students to protect the information and technology assets of organizations.

The department serves both traditional and nontraditional students. Many of our students work full or part-time, often in the computing field. Many are returning to school in order to finish work started many years earlier. To serve this diverse group, the department offers a full program at night as well as during the day. The department also has an active co-op/internship program with flexible scheduling and competitive salaries in the IT field. The CSIS Department awards 30 scholarships each year, through the NSF CSEMS grant program.

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