Central CCIS Degree Programs
The College of Computer & Information Science has a large number of degree programs that permit students to study Computer Science or Information Science in depth. The college also offers 23 combined majors that allow students to tailor their academic programs.
Computer Science: Bachelor of Science
The BS in Computer Science focuses on the fundamentals of program design, software development, computer organization, systems and networks, theories of computation, principles of languages, and advanced algorithms and data. The program also provides a solid grounding in mathematics and science.
Computer Science: Bachelor of Science With Concentration in Cyber Operations
The BS in Computer Science With Concentration in Cyber Operations extends the regular BS in Computer Science by requiring a significant number of courses in security and in networks both wired and wireless. This program is one of the initial 4 programs selected in 2012 by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program
Computer Science: Bachelor of Arts
Information Science: Bachelor of Science
The BS in Information Science studies how information is acquired, organized, communicated and used by both people and computers. The program combines concepts and skills from computer science, behavioral/social science, and system design into an integrated curriculum that is people-centered. The required coursework covers information architecture; information system design and development; programming and software design; database design; systems and networks; information resource management; social informatics; quantitative and qualitative research methods; and human-computer interaction.
Although there is no sharp boundary between the concerns of Computer Science and Information Science, it may be said that CS is concerned with building the software and services infrastructure used by people and organizations worldwide whereas IS is concerned with the information and software needs of a particular business, health-care provider, government agency, or non-profit. Thus, an IS person may often need to adapt and enhance the software systems provided by the CS person. Both the CS and the IS person need an awareness of technical issues and people issues.
B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Information Science
The BS in Computer Science and Information Science is a combined major that was designed by student request. Students pursuing this degree will take all the courses required for the bachelor’s programs in Computer Science and Information Science. This degree is ideal for students looking to be thoroughly immersed in both Computer and Information Science.
The College reserves the right to modify the curriculum or the individual courses as necessary in the future.