Computer Science Department
The Department of Computer Science offers separate programs of study in computer science, robotics, computer security and information technology.
Computer science emphasizes the theoretical and technical foundations of the computing discipline. Here you will study the inventions of the physical components of electronic technology that make computers and networks like the internet possible. You will also study the logical and mathematical structures that support these inventions. These include the study of algorithms, programming languages and the theory of computation. Logic and mathematics are the skills that are most essential for this program of study. Also central to this major is the development of sound programming skills.
Information technology emphasizes combining existing software and hardware technologies to solve a problem. The internet is an essential component of most such technologies. In this major, you will also develop communication skills necessary for working in teams, an essential aspect of the IT profession. You will also learn systematic problem solving skills. Courses in this major will involve group work where you work on projects as a team.