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:
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:
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.
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.
Jonathan Lazar, CIS, is a 2017 recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, an award granted in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments. This award is the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement in the areas of mentoring, public service, research/scholarship/creative activity, teaching, and innovation.
H. Harry Zhou, a professor of Computer Science at Towson University from 1989 until his retirement in 2016, passed away in January 2017. The Dr. Harry Zhou CIS Graduate Scholarship Fund has been established to honor his legacy. You can contribute to the scholarship Fund by going directly to the scholarship page.