MS Computer + Information Science - Program Description

This program is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the major areas in the discipline and in-depth specialization in at least one area. Course offerings stress the principles and problem solving methodology required by computing professionals working in industry, business and education. Areas of specialization are:

  • Software Engineering
  • Systems and Architectures
  • Algorithms and Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence and Modeling

The Computer Science Department is the largest within the School of Information Systems and Engineering Technology. The 12 full-time faculty members have diverse areas of academic expertise. They support the graduate program and two undergraduate programs, while continuing to pursue research and scholarly activities in their respective areas of interest. Many faculty and students maintain a close working relationship with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory in nearby Rome, New York.

The program regularly offers a wide variety of courses including systems theory, formal languages, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and courses emphasizing information storage and retrieval. The courses are complemented by several state-of-the-art laboratories employing a variety of computing environments.

The program is also supported by extensive library holdings. Over 200 journal titles maintained by the library directly support the graduate program in Computer and Information Science.

The Master of Science in Computer and Information Science program is designed for full and part-time students seeking a quality education in preparation for employment and career advancement in this rapidly developing field.
 

Amos Confer, Chair
Computer Science Department

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