The CIS department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare graduates for the future of technology regardless of what new languages, operating systems, and applications emerge.
We encourage CIS majors to combine their interest in computer science with their studies in other disciplines. A complete list of all Professional Advisors at VU can be located at the Council of Academic Advisors site.
- B.A. in Computer Science
- B.S. in Computer Science
- Minor in Computer Science
Majors may focus their studies in the following areas:
- Traditional computer science (preparation for graduate work)
- Software development
- Computer hardware
The baccalaureate degree may be pursued as part of a 4+1 Program, where students take an additional year and receive the MS degree in either Information Technology or Cyber Security.
- M.S. in Information Technology (also available as an online program)
- M.S. in Cyber Security (also available as an online program)
Candidates for the M.S. in Information Technology may concentrate in the following areas:
New certificate options will become available in 2018, including a security-focused certificate for IT students.
Computing is a powerful tool that has transformed research and practice in many fields. To encourage students in other disciplines to learn valuable computing skills, the Valpo CS department makes an effort to remove barriers to non-majors. Many upper-level CS courses require only a single prerequisite course.