Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers multiple undergraduate degrees and a graduate degree. Courses are also provided for computer literacy. All courses within the major and minor must be approved by an academic advisor in accordance with approved curriculum guidelines and must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. Due to the rapidly changing nature of this field of study, any courses more than eight years old cannot be counted towards degree requirements.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program follows the traditional computer science curriculum with emphases on mathematics and computing systems theory. It prepares students for career in highly technical areas, such as systems programming and software engineering, or to go on to pursue graduate degrees in computer science or networking.
The Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics program teaches students to use technology to gather, analyze and interpret data, facilitating decision making. "Big data" has become a force for competitive advantage. Graduates are positioned to join this growing field in a variety of professions and industries.
The program encourages students to select a minor in mathematics and/or general business. It prepares students for careers in fields such as data analysis, business analysis, management and business intelligence.
The graduate degree in Computer Science is designed for individual who wants to upgrade the knowledge they already have in their field of computer science or those who desire a career change into one of these sought-after fields. With the wide selection of courses, this degree may be shaped as a professional master’s degree as well as a step in pursuing a doctoral degree. The program is designed to accommodate either full- or part-time study, with classes offered in the evenings and online.
A Minor in Computer Science is available to students in related disciplines.
The Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology has flexibility in computer science electives to allow students to focus on courses that meet their specific needs. It offers three optional concentrations – Network Applications, IT Management and Database and Data Assurance. One of these concentrations will appear on a student’s transcripts only if all of its requirements are met. The BA in Information Technology prepares students for a variety of roles in the Information Processing industry.