Academic Program Assesment
Computing and Information Science (CIS) is concerned with all aspects of computers and information technology. A successful CIS graduate will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Cybersecurity. The curriculum for each major is based on the guidelines of prominent professional organizations and combines theory with current in-demand technical skills to prepare graduates for continual learning throughout their careers in this fast paced field. The CIS major is designed to prepare the student for employment in a number of positions such as software developer, systems analyst, IT professional, or security analyst or to prepare the student for graduate school. Internships, real-world projects and working in teams are strongly emphasized. Students can receive course credit for internships, and in class, students have the opportunity to do “real world” projects in collaboration with various college divisions, and outside businesses and organizations. By the end of the sophomore year, CIS majors typically have successfully completed several CIS courses, are proficient in at least one object-oriented programming language, and are ready for internship positions. By the end of the senior year, CIS majors have completed a broad range of CIS coursework that may include database management, data structures, operating systems, networking, computer security, systems analysis and design and software engineering. The senior capstone project demonstrates the students’ ability to solve problems independently and to learn new technologies and skills on their own.