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.
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.
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…)