The Department of Computer & Information Sciences offers a wide range of academic options to prepare you for the rapidly growing and changing field of information technology (IT).
Get ready for high-demand, high-tech careers in government, industry and education. Learn more about the advantages of studying computer and information sciences at Towson University.
The department offers students:
- small classes and highly individualized advising, including detailed four-year degree completion planning, research and internship guidance, and career counseling
- research and internship opportunities through partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and the IT industry
- state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- 80 undergraduate courses and more than 40 graduate courses serving approximately 1,200 undergraduate and graduate majors
- dynamic and accomplished faculty with research specialties in assistive technology, cybersecurity, automated reasoning, cryptography, data mining, decision support systems, distance learning, distributed computing, genomics, geographical information systems, human-computer interaction, information visualization, neural networks, universal usability, virtual collaboration, voice-over IP and wireless networks
Another big TU advantage is location. Centered in the high-tech Baltimore/Washington corridor, Towson is near many national agencies and institutes, including the following:
- Aberdeen Proving Ground
- Goddard Space Flight Center
- Space Telescope Science Institute
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Army Research Laboratory
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences, with over 40 faculty and 1,200 undergraduate majors, started one of the first undergraduate cybersecurity tracks in the nation and the first in Maryland.
National Center of Academic Excellence
We have been a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyberdefense since 2002. In 2013, Towson was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, one of only fifteen such institutions in the nation.
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TU earns NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
The National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command have designated Towson University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations for 2014-2019. We are 1 of 16 designated institutions in the nation.
Blair Taylor named as one of Maryland’s 18 standout women in technology
Women in technology are a driving force behind Maryland’s position as a technology powerhouse. Taylor’s latest project, Cyber4All, involves developing an interdisciplinary minor in cybersecurity available to undergraduate business, healthcare management, and criminal justice majors.
Jonathan Lazar honored with SIGCHI Social Impact Award
Professor Jonathan Lazar recently won an award from the world's largest organization of researchers, educators and practitioners in the area of human-computer interaction for his research, work and advocacy in making the Internet accessible to all (pictures and video.)