Computer and Information Science

  • Who are you?  

    • A high school student hoping to build the next blockbuster video game.
    • A local employee aiming to expand career options with state-of-the-art capabilities.
    • An international student seeking a curriculum blending technology advances with project-based experiences.

    CIS Program Educational Objectives: 

    University learning through the CIS Department seeks to prepare alumni--whether in the Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Software Engineering programs -- to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments.

    As employable professionals, graduates are well prepared for employment or graduate work in their field, and to continue working in the chosen or related fields.  As accountable professionals, the graduates are accountable for their professional roles, and as such, pursue, their profession in an ethical manner.  This includes the responsibility for, or leadership in research/development projects or teams, aspects of major system components, or business development work.  As competent problem solvers, the graduates apply current computing technology knowledge, skills, techniques and methods to develop effective solutions for problems, improve product, process and/or organizational elements, or to innovate.  As selfless contributors, the graduates voluntarily give their time, talent, and/or money to their community, profession, church, and/or society.

     What does the Computer and Information Science (CIS) department offer?  

    • Opportunities to become skilled in computer- and systems-related professions.
    • Academic programs actively advancing with the rapidly changing digital world.
    • Courses providing current skills for the first professional position and conceptual preparation to sustain a career. 
    • Integration of technical skills with ethical professionalism.
    • Computer Science and Information Systems are Accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET,www.abet.org, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.
    • Software Engineering is Accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

    We welcome you to come and to join us. Experience a department working with you to help you achieve your academic and professional dreams!