Department of Computer & Information Sciences

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).

A teaching lab

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:

Cybersecurity Designations

Cybersecurity Track

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

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.

About Our People

By the Numbers


Doctoral graduates took academic jobs in 2016-2017


Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students


Faculty journal and conference publications in 2016-2017, averaging $1M in research grants