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Undergraduate Program

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) offers two computer science degree majors and an information systems major.

The majority of computer science majors pursue the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree, a focused technical course of study. The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BACS) is a more flexible liberal arts program that is especially good for students double- or triple- majoring, or students who desire a technical undergraduate degree before pursuing a professional degree in a subject such as law, medicine, or business.

  • BS in computer science
  • BA in computer science
  • BS in information systems

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Graduate Programs

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • MS in computer science
  • MS in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • PhD in computer science

In addition, the department participates in inter-disciplinary graduate programs in bioinformatics and systems biology.

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Research Areas

The CIS graduate program is centered around research. Our faculty are internationally known as leaders in their research areas, publishing papers in premier international conferences and journals, winning awards, disseminating software so that others can leverage their research, securing grants from major funding agencies, and training Ph.D. students who themselves become known as prominent researchers. Students can choose from a wide range of research areas, including:

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From its inception just a half century ago, computing has become the defining technology of our age. Computers are integral to modern culture and are the primary engine behind much of the world’s economic growth. Moreover, the field continues to evolve at an astonishing pace, making computer science increasingly important with each passing day.

With a background in computer and information science, you can help the world. For example, through computer science, you can help to:

  • Improve human health
  • Advance computer technology
  • Coordinate disaster responses
  • Impact national security
  • Advance weather forecasting
  • Improve communications

Student Outcomes


of Computer Science graduates are employed or pursuing further education.


of Information Systems graduates are employed or pursuing further education.

Read more about Computer Science outcomes here.

Read more about Information Systems outcomes here.


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