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.
The National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security designated Towson University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2002 and in Cyber Operations in 2013. TU is one of only 19 institutions in the nation to receive the NSA/DHS Cyber Operations designation.
We are deeply saddened to share that our most beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Shiva Azadegan passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 after an extended battle with cancer. Shiva began her career in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University in 1992 and made enormous contributions to the department over the years. Students and colleagues alike remember her commitment, patience, mentorship, and completely genuine selflessness.
Members of TU’s CIS Department have received a $3.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant extends over five years and will help faculty Josh Dehlinger, Shiva Azadegan, Sidd Kaza, Blair Taylor, Michael O’Leary and Nam Nguyen to expand TU’s current CyberCorps program. (More…)