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 computing.

A teaching lab

We have:

  • small classes and interaction with faculty research
  • research and internship opportunities through partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies, and the IT industry
  • 80 undergraduate courses and more than 50 graduate courses serving approximately 1,900 undergraduate and graduate majors
  • research specialties in assistive technology, cybersecurity, automated reasoning, cryptography, data mining, distributed computing, genomics, geographical information systems, human-computer interaction, information visualization,  universal usability, and wireless networks

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 graduate students took academic jobs in 2017-2018


Enrolled undergraduate and graduate students


Faculty publications in 2016-17, averaging $1M in grants

News & Events

2020 BTU Partnership Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Scala & Dr. Dehlinger for their 2020 BTU Partnership award! Their nomination, Protecting Maryland's Voting Processes, was selected by a committee comprised of BTU Council members and previous awardees.