Department of Computer Science & Information Technologies

Welcome!

Our innovative programs provide students with the latest research and understanding in the fields of computer science and information technology. Our programs provide a high-quality education that thoroughly prepares students for challenging, in-demand careers and graduate school.

To succeed, students will need a strong foundation in computer science concepts and must also be willing to learn and be comfortable with problem solving and decision-making.

You have options...

Whether you want to specialize in computer software, hardware, secure computing, data science, or something in between, we offer a variety of ways for you to become an expert in your field.

  • Complementary Programs

    *These programs are administered outside the Computer Science Department, but are shown here as programs that students frequently explore as complements to their major. Talk with your advisor for more information.

    • Minor in Mathematics*
    • Focus in Mathematics*
    • other*

 

Which Program Is Right For You?

 

Computer Science (CS)

The Computer Science program focuses on a theoretical understanding of computer science and the practical application of knowledge obtained to solve a problem. With applications in every industry, computer science is one of the most in-demand and growing fields. Graduates will be able to solve challenging, often unexplored software problems in fields such as research and development, healthcare, government, defense, telecommunications, and finance using a unique set of programming languages, tools, and problem-solving skills.

Computer Science careers include:

  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Video Game Developer
 

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

The Computer Information Systems program focuses on the theoretical and applied understanding of how data and information are stored and manipulated in and across organizations. With a specialized focus on organizational data, students take business courses and have an enhanced understanding of data and information management for businesses. Graduates will be able to program databases and various support systems (expert systems, decision support systems, transaction processing systems).

Computer Information Systems careers include:

  • Database Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Specialist
  • Back-End Web Developer
  • SAP Programmer
 

 

Information Technology (ITEC)

ITEC TRACK OPTIONS: Computer Security, Business IT, Accounting, Graphic Arts, Mass Communications

The Information Technology program focuses on how technology - both hardware and software - is used to enhance an organization. Information Technology is utilized in a variety of industries such as business, accounting, education, and government, and graduates will be prepared with advanced problem solving, project management, and troubleshooting skills.

Information Technology careers include:

  • System Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Network Auditor
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Database Administrator
 

Secure Computing and Information Assurance (SCIA)

The Secure Computing and Information Assurance program addresses the national shortage of cyber security professionals in government and private industry. The SCIA program focuses on the importance of securing all forms of technology used by an organization (communications, software, networks, data, and information). Graduates will be prepared to help organizations prevent security breaches by integrating off-the-shelf and custom security measures to existing security procedures. Security best practices are explored in all areas of computing.

Secure Computing & Information Assurance careers include:

  • Network Security Specialist
  • Penetration Tester
  • Software Tester
  • Secure Software Engineer
  • Cyber Incident Responder
  • Cyber Risk Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Specialist
 

 

Department of Computer Science & Information Technologies

  • CCIT 274-A
    101 Braddock Road
    Frostburg, MD 21532

Dr. Michael Flinn
Chair, Department of CS&IT

Stefanie R.Boggs, Administrative Assistant


The Department of Computer Science and Information Technologies is part of the FSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.