School of Computer and Information Sciences

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Dean: Peltsverger

Faculty: Cook, Iwanska, Peltsverger, Shah, Yemelyanov

The impact of the computer upon business and society has been phenomenal. One result of this continuing dynamic technological growth has been a significant demand for professionals. The use of computers has become indispensable in science, engineering, management, education and other professions. Many believe that in the near future information processing will become the nation's largest industry and that its disciplines will be centrally important to society.

The faculty of the School of Computer and Information Sciences provide a diverse spectrum of expertise and experience. Students are therefore provided a unique blend of theory, current practice, and state-of-the-art technology.

The computer laboratories house PC's which are networked to Georgia Southwestern State University's in-house servers as well as to the University System's Computer Network. The full range of computer equipment, from PC's to large servers, is taught in the classroom and is accessed by students in the laboratory.

The GSW-I-TECH Center was created based within the School of Computer and Information Sciences in Fall 2000. The primary mission of the Center is to provide students with real-world projects and opportunities for research and internships. There were more than 15 projects completed in the last two years, among them were web based applications, database development, e-commerce application testing, etc.

More information can be found on the GSW-I-TECH Center website.

The School of Computer and Information Sciences offers Master of Science in Computer Science degree program and Bachelor of Science degree programs in computer information systems and computer science.

THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program has two options: Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.

This degree program was designed to serve two purposes:

  • as a "Professional" program to allow computer scientists in industry to upgrade their professional skills;
  • as an "Academic" program allowing capable computer scientists to prepare for the terminal degree.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems provides instruction and training for persons wishing to enter the exciting world of Computer Information Systems. Today, employment opportunities abound for the man or woman who possesses the creative energy, the problem-solving ability, and the technical knowledge and skills to provide information services in a wide variety of organizational settings. The graduate of this program can expect initial employment as a network administrator, a database administrator, a webmaster, and, with some experience, can move into such high-demanding occupations as program analyst, information systems analyst, or information systems manager. The program provides the flexibility to meet almost any career aspirations in computers and information processing.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Computer Science curriculum, leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is a liberal arts oriented curriculum intended to prepare students for careers in programming. Computer Science is a multifaceted discipline that encompasses a broad range of topics. Computer science focuses on the theoretical and applied capabilities of computers and on the properties of various general problems and algorithms.

ADMISSION GUIDELINES (for CS/CIS applicants)

(1) acceptance in good standing by the University;
(2) application to the School of Computer & Information Sciences by the published deadline;
(3) significant completion of the core (general education) courses;
(4) an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 for consideration; and
(5) results of validation testing, if required.

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

(1) an overall grade point average of 2.2 on a scale of 4.0;
(2) a minimum grade of "C" in each major course;
(3) a student may repeat a major course once after failure to receive a passing grade. The student must apply for readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed; and
(4) the program must be completed within five years of the start of the first major course.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (120 Hrs)

Click HERE for Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in COMPUTER SCIENCE (120 Hrs)

Click HERE for Curriculum Sheet and Requirements.

MINOR FIELDS OF STUDY

Click HERE for Curriculum Sheet and Requirements for Computer Information Systems Minor.
Click HERE for Curriculum Sheet and Requirements for Computer Science Minor.