The mission of the Department of Computer Information Systems is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a broad knowledge of the theory, design, and applications of computers and information processing techniques with sufficient depth to undertake professional work in industry, business, government, and scientific institutions. The program provides background preparation for graduate studies in computer science, which will prepare students for careers in higher education and research careers in industry, scientific laboratories, and universities. This academic program addressed the learning needs of students who prefer and educational delivery system that is participatory and experientially related to the workplace.
The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed for the student who is interested in gaining a firm foundation in computing concepts and business applications programming, using current programming languages. The program enhances the student’s knowledge of computer hardware and software, data communications and networks, database management, and the management of information systems. It emphasizes computer programming and systems engineering skills. Its goals are to:
- Encourage the development of logical reasoning and problem-solving abilities in business application programming;
- Expose the student to existing hardware configurations and software applications;
- Expose the student to current and future trends in information systems at the work place;
- Provide effective instructions and experiences in writing computer programs for varied business applications; and
- Provide a foundation for graduate studies necessary to function in a graduate school and in a variety of positions in industry and government.