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. For many programs a Professional Advisor can be an useful starting point; a full list of professional advisors is 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:
The Online IT Fundamentals Certificate is a new 15 credit-post baccalaureate that provides an introduction to the background and practice of IT.
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.