What You’ll Learn

It’s no surprise that careers in computing are booming. Computers play a major part of our everyday lives, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Computer Science Information System major combine computer science, information technology and business administration. The program will give you the technical foundations and prepare you to apply IT solutions in a business context and use them to develop opportunities for growth. Therefore, you have the right mix for a successful career.

What will I study as a computer science and information systems major?

As a student in our program, you’ll develop a solid foundation in:

  • Computer programming
  • Software Development
  • Computer Network
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Management

To keep our program up to date with the latest developments in technology, we developed minors in Cyber Security and Bioinformatics. 

Bioinformatics minor

Recent advances in biology has resulted in an explosion of genetic data, requiring creative computerized solutions. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary field, combining computer science and biology. The minor in bioinformatics includes courses in biology, programming, statistics and database processing. You will learn to develop and use computational tools to organize and analyze complex molecular data. The minor is offered for majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Engineering, Biology and General Sciences.

Cyber Security minor

The minor in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary studies program. Cybersecurity broadly covers the fields of information security, network security, and computer system security. This minor designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve an educational foundation of technological, structural, social, and legal aspects used to secure computer networks and software.

The undergraduate minor in cybersecurity is open to students of any major able to meet the necessary prerequisites. 

Popular classes in the computer science and information systems program



CSC 438 Database Processing

Explore the tables, organization and structure of databases, as well as query language and data security and integrity.

CSC 437 Software Engineering

Study the various functions of software, including: processes, software requirements, analysis and specifications, project design, coding and testing.

CSC 236   Introduction To Medical Informatics 

Fundamental principles this course will introduce students to the electronic health records, decision support systems, security issues, information retrieval, bioinformatics, public health informatics, imaging informatics, nursing informatics, and consumer health informatics.

CSC 335 Internet Programming

Learn how to use HTML, XML Java programming and database applications in web applications.

CSC 231 Programing I 

Learn fundamentals of structured and object-oriented programming language to design, code, and execute programs

CSC 232 Programing II

Introduces advanced theory, design, implementation, data flow, control structures, program units and storage management of structured and object-oriented programming languages.

CSC 432 Data Mining

Discusses how data mining technologies are used to transform large quantities of data into information to support tactical and strategic decisions in business and bioinformatics.

Where will I study computer science and information systems?

The Department provides a wide variety of state-of-the-art computing facilities for research and instructional use. Our on-campus research facilities include:

MACMAS Laboratory (Multidisciplinary Applied Computational Modeling and Simulation)

  • This lab is used for multidisciplinary computational research.

Located at Yancy Hall 114 

Electronics and Cyber Security Research Center

  • Voice recognition, image enhancement, computer forensics, network security and risk assessment/management are some areas of research aided by the software and hardware equipment in this center.

Located at Yancy Hall 309

Robotics and Automatic Control Laboratory

  • This lab features industrial and educational robots, digital and analog automatic control equipment and a chemical process simulator.

Located at Yancy Hall 315

Center for Data Analytics

  • This lab is used for data analysis research such as data mining and big data. Research also focuses on data mining technologies in customer relationship management (CRM), and business and bioinformatics applications.

Located at NCS 131

Center for BioInformatics

  • Lab with computers including software for exploration of molecular data and bioinformatics programming.

Located at NSC 130

Digital and Analog Electronics Laboratories

  • Two labs have signal generators, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes and training kits to examine electronic and electric circuits and digital and analog electronics design. Located at Yancy Hall 212 and Yancy 213

What will I learn outside the computer science and information systems program?

JCSU is a private liberal arts university. What this means to you is that your education will broadly cover all areas of study. The diversity of your classes will help you look at “the big picture” in any career you choose. 

  • Classes in science and communication arts will give you a definite advantage in the job market and workplace.
  • Taking several English and foreign language classes will help you interact with a global community that is getting smaller each day.
  • By taking math and history classes, you’ll have a better understanding of the world around you.
  • Health and physical education courses give you the knowledge to cope with everyday stress and lead a better, longer life.

Having a college education will give you the tools to succeed in life. Having a liberal arts education will give you the opportunity to take your success further.

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