Welcome to THE DIVISION of Computing Sciences
The Division of Computing Sciences is one of the three divisions in the Department of Engineering and Computing Sciences, which is part of the STEM College. The computing programs offered are designed to provide students with the fundamental and advanced knowledge required to initiate and maintain a successful career in various computing fields. Students gain not only technical skills as they progress through their coursework, but also soft skills, such as communication, leadership, and working on a team. Real-world projects and hands-on experiences are integrated into each program. Every student completes their degree as part of a team tasked with the design and implementation of a large-scale project.
The mission of the Division of Computing Sciences is to produce men and women who can assess, develop, and maintain business and scientific computing systems, and who are capable of continued learning and ethical practice in computing.
To achieve this mission the department provides a professional environment that introduces students to relevant computing concepts, systems, and methodologies through a curriculum that effectively blends theory with practice.
There Are Three Critical Components To Creating This Professional Environment:
- a faculty dedicated to student learning
- a diverse set of computing resources
- a curriculum that can be tailored to satisfy individual objectives
The department is committed to providing knowledgeable and caring faculty, access to a full range of computers, operating systems, programming languages, and application packages, and curricular options that address the needs of modern business and scientific computing.
Please call our Admissions Office to schedule a visit with faculty and tour our classrooms.
Best wishes for success in all your endeavors.
ABET Accredited Programs
The B.S. in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The Computer Science program educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment and graduation numbers can be found at https://www.atu.edu/cis/bs_cs.php.
The B.S. in Information Systems program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The Information Systems program educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment and graduation numbers can be found at https://www.atu.edu/cis/bs_is.php.
Degrees and Programs
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)
The curriculum prepares students to program systems in a commercial environment. Mathematics and engineering coursework partner with computer science to enable design and implementation of software.
Computer Science Education for Teacher Licensure
The curriculum consists of several education courses and variety of computing courses
in programming, web development, app development, computer hardware, networking, databases,
ethics, and methods of teaching computer science.
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (CSEC)
The cybersecurity degree includes courses in programming, wireless technologies, mathematics, and networking concentrating on theory and hands-on experience.
Bachelor of Science in Information
The curriculum prepares students to administer computer systems and networks while studying web development, databases, system administration, and computer forensics and is broken down into two tracks:
Track 1: Programming, Database, and Web
Track 2: Network and Security
Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity
The AAS in Cybersecurity graduate will understand the techniques used to compromise and infiltrate systems as well as the proven methods to protect data. Degree includes courses in programming, wireless technologies, mathematics, and networking with focused concentrations in both theory and practical hands-on experience.
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology
The curriculum program is designed to provide students with the skills to improve themselves by preparing
them for an entry-level career in IT. Students learn how to administer and support
the computing infrastructure of an organization.
Master of Science in Information Technology
This program provides the skills and knowledge to be successful in an IT career field.
Students learn how to administer and support the computing infrastructure of an organization.
Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Programming
This program will provide students with the fundamentals of programming concepts, which could lead to an industry certification in the C++ programming language.
Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Networking
This program will provide students with foundational skills of computer networking and computer hardware concepts, which could lead to an industry certification in computer networking (Network+) and/or in PC Repair/Maintenance (A+).