Computer Science - 2011 University Catalog

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Chairperson: Dorothy Deremer

The Department supports the Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science (CS) and in Information Technology (IT). Both degrees educate students for work in industry or to attend graduate school. Department students may participate in Cooperative Education in industry for which students receive academic credit and salaries. Special courses such as the Department's Cisco Networking Academy introduce students to emerging technologies. Qualified students may work with Department faculty members on research projects. A student organized computing club provides another opportunity for student interaction.

The BS in CS degree prepares students to design and implement software, to consider new ways to use computers, to assist in improving solutions to computer problems, and generally helps students to adapt to new ideas. CS students may focus their interests through the Concentration in Professional Computing (nationally accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology's Computing Accreditation Commission (ABET CAC) or through the Informatics Concentration. A chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the national honor society in computer science, is available for outstanding students.

The BS in IT degree prepares students to use computing technology to create and process information to meet enterprise's goals. Although both CS and IT students learn about theory, innovation and computing applications, CS tends to work more with theory and innovation while IT tends to work more with computing applications.

The Department supports a minor in Computer Science. It also supports the required Science Informatics computing courses and through a Computer Science concentration in the BS in Science Informatics. Current information about courses and programs, independent studies in research and advanced topics, transfer credits, and CS Advanced Placement is available at the Department website, and from the Department at 973-655-4166.

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