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Computer & Information Sciences

 

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From its inception just a half century ago, computing has become the defining technology of our age. Computers are integral to modern culture and are the primary engine behind much of the world’s economic growth. Moreover, the field continues to evolve at an astonishing pace, making computer science a vibrant discipline.

UD’s computer science curriculum emphasizes software development and computer theory with the goal that students learn how computers are used to solve real-life problems. Students develop excellent programming skills as they build a solid foundation in the theory and practice of computer science and software engineering. The research of the faculty guides upper-level course offerings, and there are ample opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research projects. Students are encouraged to explore how other subject areas impact and are impacted by computer science through a concentration in a related discipline.

We are committed to providing students with access to the most advanced computer technology available and maintaining research laboratories for areas requiring extensive experimental studies. Students also have access to our high-performance clusters for coursework and research in parallel computing, networking, artificial intelligence, and multimedia.

Areas of study

  • Artificial intelligence and natural language processing, and information retrieval
  • Networking
  • High performance computing systems
  • Multimedia
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software engineering
  • Scientific computing
  • Graphics and vision
  • Robotics
  • Management information systems
  • Game design
  • Interactive media

Career Options

  • Application Developer 
  • Computer Programmer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Middleware Engineer 
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist 

Graduate Programs

  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software Engineering 
  • Graphics & Vision
  • Robotics
  • Computer Networking 

What’s special about this program?

 

Over 30% of the CIS faculty are University Excellence in Teaching award winners, and most classes are 40 students or less by junior and senior year. We offer undergraduate research opportunities (academic year and summers) and the potential for study abroad earning CIS credit. Each student has access to a full-time faculty advisor, and majors are customizable through the concentration and technical electives. Students benefit from team project experience through participation on programming teams like ACM and Supercomputing. In addition, service learning opportunities allow students to develop learning games on the XO to broaden participation in computing.

Get involved

Alpha Omega Epsilon

Computer Animation and Game Design

Deep Roots Outreach Program

Engineers Without Borders

Linux User Group

National Society of Black Engineers

Sigma Phi Delta

Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Tau Beta Pi

UD ACM-W Student Chapter (CIS-ters)

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Sample curriculum

CISC108

 

Introduction to Computer Science I
CISC181

Introduction to Computer Science II

 

CISC210

Introduction to Systems Programming

 

EGGG101

Introduction to Engineering (FYE)

 

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

MATH241

 

Analytic Geometry & Calculus A

MATH242 

 

Analytic Geometry & Calculus B

 

 

 

Laboratory Science 1
 

Breadth Requirement Electives

 

CISC220

Data Structures

 

CISC260

Machine Org. & Assembly Language

 

CISC275

Introduction to Software Engineering

 

CISC355

Computers, Ethics, and Society

 

MATH205

Statistical Methods or

 

MATH350

Probability Theory & Simulation Methods

 

MATH210

Discrete Mathematics I

 

 

Laboratory Science 2 & 3

 

  Breadth Requirement Electives
CISC303

Automata Theory

 

CISC304

Logic and Programming or

 

MATH349

Elementary Linear Algebra

 

CISC320

Introduction to Algorithms 

 

CISC361

Operating Systems

 

CISC372

Parallel Computing

 

ENGL312

Written Communication in Business or

 

ENGL410

Technical Writing

 

 

Concentration Electives

 

 

General Electives

 

CISC498

Computer Science Design Project 1 or

 

UNIV401

Senior Thesis (DLE & Capstone) 

 

CISC499

Computer Science Design Project 2 or

 

UNIV402

Senior Thesis (DLE & Capstone)

 

 

CISC 300 level Computer Science Electives

 

 

Concentration Electives

 

  General Electives