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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News & Events
Jonathan Lazar receives 2017 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence
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.
Chao Lu to receive TU Distinguished Faculty Service Award
Dr. Harry Zhou CIS Graduate Scholarship Fund
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.