Computer Science & Information Systems


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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce, one of the premium institutes for computer science research and education. Industry today is looking for computer science graduate with deeper skill sets. The Department of Computer Science, established in 1971, offers specialized undergraduate and graduate academic program in computer science with special focus on all your career needs. It is a center for research and education at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

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Every year top students from all over the world join Texas A&M University-Commerce attracted by the excellent faculty and immense educational opportunities available in the Computer Science Department. Also this department enjoys strong relationships with industry players that enable the students to discover and solve real world problems.

The Undergraduate Program

The Department of Computer Science offers two undergraduate programs, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems (B.S.C.I.S).  The goal of the undergraduate degree program is to prepare the student for a wide variety of applications found within the diverse computer science field. The graduates will acquire a strong technical foundation normally required for careers involving computer science engineering. The students are also provided with opportunities to interact and learn from eminent scientists and engineers from outside the University. There is a steady stream of seminars given by computer scientists from across the world. 

Computer Science graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation the following PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES.
Program Educational Objective#1 (PEO1): will demonstrate an understanding of the need for professional growth and life-long learning.
Program Educational Objective#2 (PEO2): will continue to develop strong written and oral communication skills.
Program Educational Objective#3 (PEO3): will be effective in applying principles of computing and mathematics toward the solution of a wide variety of problems.
Program Educational Objective#4 (PEO4): will be able to utilize principles of information integrity and security, and to apply ethical computing concepts and practices.
Program Educational Objective#5 (PEO5): will be able to work effectively in a diverse global community.
Program Educational Objective#6 (PEO6): will readily adapt to changing technology.
Program Educational Objective#7 (PEO7): will function effectively and provide leadership and teamwork in a variety of scientific, engineering, and business environments.

Computer Science STUDENT OUTCOMES are as follows such that graduates with a B.S. in Computer Science will attain:
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements
appropriate to its solution
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component,
or program to meet desired needs.
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations,
and society.
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science
theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates
comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
(k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

2-year Undergraduate Course Rotation Plan (view PDF)

The Graduate Program & Research

To meet the diverse needs of the computing industry, the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems offers a master's degree program (M.S.) in Computer Science which blends applied and theoretical computer science concepts. The program is built around five core computer science courses supplemented by a set of electives which include areas such as database, artificial intelligence, network, computer engineering and data communications. The core courses, specialized track courses, and electives enable students to devise a degree plan which meets their individual professional interests as well as the needs of the industry. In addition, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Department of Computer Science offers one of the best environment for research in areas of data mining, ontology and semantic reasoning, scientific computing and systems. The graduate students are welcome to pursue their research interests and make significant contributions to major research initiatives. The computing facilities include both PC and UNIX based environments on an assortment of modern general purpose computing systems.

2-year Graduate Course Rotation Plan (view PDF)