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Department of Computer and Information Sciences
1333 Wahnish Way
308-A Banneker Technical Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

About CIS
The Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) department was established in September 1967 and strives to foster excellence in teaching, research and service. The department offers three Bachelor of Science degrees, a Master of Science in Software Engineering Science (MSES), a Master of Computer Science (MSCS), and three minors.

The Bachelor of Science degree programs, Computer Science and Information Systems are project oriented, requiring students to carry out all phases of systems analysis, design and development. Graduates have an applied orientation, and can make immediate contributions as professional programmers and systems analysts.

The newly approved degree program (as of July 2010), Information Technology (IT), is designed to prepare students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations.  IT program graduates will possess the skills and knowledge to assume appropriate entry-level professional positions. To this end, all of our undergraduate programs encourage student internships and cooperative education participation.  Students may choose electives, which in conjunction with required courses, will prepare them for graduate studies in CIS related fields or career specialization.

The Computer Science major (Science option) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  This major is designed for students who plan to apply their computing knowledge in scientific or engineering environments including software engineering.  It is also designed for students who plan to seek advanced degrees in computer science or a related discipline.  The Information Systems (Business option) and the Information Technology (IT option) majors, prepares students for careers that apply information technology as a strategic component of running a business. 

The department offers three minors:  a Minor in Computer Science, Minor in Information Systems, and Minor in Information Technology.  Each requires the approval of the department chair and completion of specified courses. 

Students are also encouraged to participate within the department in various activities. We have five student organizations within the CIS department: CISMO, ACM, ACMW, AAWCS, and FAMU STARS.