About Us

The Department of Computer Science provides the opportunity for students to pursue the study of the properties of computer systems. A wide range of career opportunities exists for computer scientists, including: computer programming, computer system analyst, database administration, network administration, applications development/ support, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, software engineering, computer graphics, visualization, imaging, Internet applications development, computational science, and hardware support. Departmental facilities include traditional classrooms, instructional laboratories and specialized laboratories. Laboratory facilities include: programming, applications development, system administration, digital design, data communications/networking, robotics, gaming, graphics, visualization, parallel computing, learning/academic support, and other specialized labs. Additionally, the department is one of the major user clients of the Academic Computer Center facilities.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in computer science, a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology, a minor in computer science, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Technology and a post-baccalaureate certificate in computer programming. The department offers service courses for other academic departments, engages in research and scholarly activities, and engages in mutually beneficial relationships with the community.

Goals

To provide an effective programs of study.  To recruit and retain students who will be able to complete the curriculum. To promote and facilitate faculty development of effective teaching skills, research productivity,
the acquisition of external funding through grants and contracts, and community involvement. To guide student achievement of WSSU educational goals.

General Information

The Department of Computer Science provides the opportunity for students to pursue the study of the properties of computer systems. A wide range of career opportunities exists for computer scientists, including: computer programming, computer system analyst, database administration, network administration, applications development/ support, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, software engineering, computer graphics, visualization, imaging, Internet applications development, computational science, and hardware support. Departmental facilities include traditional classrooms, instructional laboratories and specialized laboratories. Laboratory facilities include: programming, applications development, system administration, digital design, data communications/networking, robotics, gaming, graphics, visualization, parallel computing, learning/academic support, and other specialized labs. Additionally, the department is one of the major user clients of the Academic Computer Center facilities.

The department offers the following major programs of study:

o   MAJOR PROGRAM IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

o   MAJOR PROGRAM IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

o   MINOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE