Computer Science is the study of theory and practice of how to design, build and use computers. The field of study includes the design and analysis of algorithms, principles of programming languages and compilers, operating systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer organization and architecture, and image analysis and understanding. CSE serves as the foundation of practically all Information Technology and its related fields.
The goals and objectives of the Master of Science program in Computer Science are to provide students with a core computer science knowledge base for advanced work in professional level courses, opportunity to specialize in selected technology areas, and a solid, well-balanced program to advance to the PhD level.
The goals and objectives of the Doctor of Philosophy program in Computer Science are for students to develop a strong fundamental knowledge in one specialized area of computer science, to develop the knowledge of independent research to be accomplished in computer science, and acquire the fundamental research that advances a sub-area of computer science.
Cyber Security Certificate:
The demand for skilled information security professionals is growing significantly. This graduate certificate allows technical professionals to obtain key bodies of knowledge and specializations in cyber security. Students acquire an understanding of various technologies in emerging areas of security, including computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography and biometrics. Students are able to immediately apply their knowledge to manage the risk of cyber attacks. Those who choose to work toward a master's degree are able, upon admission, to apply all courses taken toward a certificate toward fulfillment of a degree program. As a National Security Agency designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, Polytechnic is offering NSA approved certificates in information assurance.