School of Computing Specializations


Computer Science (CSC)

Computer Science is a discipline that involves the understanding and design of computers and computational processes. In its most general form, it is concerned with the understanding of information transfer and transformation. Particular interest is placed on making processes efficient and endowing them with some form of intelligence. The discipline includes both advancing the fundamental understanding of algorithms and information processes in general, as well as the practical design of efficient, reliable software to (more)...


Information Systems (ISC)

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation (more)...


Information Technology (ITE)

Information technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based tools to deliver today’s rapidly evolving computing technology to knowledge workers in widely diverse situations. The information technologist must be prepared to work in the complex network and World-Wide-Web environments to meet the needs of the end users in today’s organizations. These tasks require bringing solutions together using the different technologies developed by the computer engineers, computer scientists, and information (more)...


Health Informatics (HI)

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The Health Informatics discipline focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Health Informaticists accomplish this in three main ways: supporting the healthcare provider, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare organization, and empowering the patient to be more involved in their own care. (more)...


Cyber Assurance (CYB)

Cyber Assurance takes a systems level approach to focus on cyber security issues in both hardware and software elements as a whole. This comprehensive approach addresses information security to provide assurance for the safety of mission critical systems. Students in the program will have the ability to solve security problems based on integrated hardware and software solutions. The building of secure systems is a national priority echoed by the president as well as numerous other political and military leaders. (more)...

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