Computer Information Sciences

CIS Department Overview

Who We Are:

  • Six Full-Time Faculty, Five of Whom have Doctoral Degrees
  • Faculty Actively Involved in Research and Consulting Activities
  • Expertise in a Wide Variety of Science and Information Systems Fields

What We Offer:

  • Rigorous Curriculum based on ACM/IEEE Model Curriculum
  • Small Classes and Direct Interaction with Faculty
  • Faculty-Directed Student Research
  • Hands-On Projects
  • Department Scholarships
  • Paid Internship Opportunities

What You will Experience as a Student in our Curriculum:

  • Structured Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Development of Graphical and Web-Based Applications
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Network Design and Troubleshooting
  • Database Management
  • System Administration
  • Computer Security
  • Directed Research

Research Topics:

  • High-Performance and Cluster Computing
  • CUDA Programming
  • 2D and 3D Graphics
  • Game Programming
  • Robotics
  • Data Mining
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems

CIS Majors have access to the Washburn High-Performance Academic Computing Environment (HiPACE) system as well as a small Computing Cluster built and maintained by the CIS Department.