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Computer Science and Technology Associate Professors Lemm and M. Reed (chair); Assistant Professor Sand (chair) Mission Statement The Computer Science and Technology Department is dedicated to a curriculum of academic excellence that encourages the development of ethical technology professionals who are a benefit to society. The department serves the entire college community by providing sound instruction in the use of computer technology. Computer and Internet Facilities The Computer Science and Technology Department is housed on the second floor of the UnruhSheldon Center for Business and Computer Science. The hardware lab and three classroom labs provide students with a modern facility in which to learn, question, discuss, and analyze theory and application of computer and information technology. About the Majors and Minors The Department of Computer Science (CS) and Technology offers four majors and four minors. • Computer Science (major) • Graphic Design for E-Commerce (major) • Information Technology (major) • Management Information Science (major) • Computer Graphic Design (minor) • Computer Science (minor) • Game Design (minor) • Information Technology (minor) The computer science (CS) major provides a well rounded technical and theoretical background to the student. This major gives students a firm foundation in programming and theory so that they can design and implement computer-based solutions to significant problems. Computer science majors are prepared to enter graduate school or pursue technical software positions. The graphic design for e-commerce (GRDSN) major combines the application of visual art, communication, marketing, and computer technology skills, all of which are needed to aid current business and industry. This major is offered for students whose interests and future endeavors may involve the creation or implementation of computer developed visual communications. The information technology (IT) major gives students the skills to apply computer and network concepts to solve a wide range of technology problems for individuals, organizations, and businesses. Students will study theory and applications of databases, web design, computer programming, networks, and operating systems. Students will learn to identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and to assess their applicability to the users’ needs. The liberal arts environment at the University of Jamestown allows students with an aptitude for technology to take courses in areas of individual interest: music, communication, art, psychology, etc. The management information science (MIS) major is intended for students who are interested in working with computer systems in a business setting. Computer science courses are combined with business courses such as accounting, finance, management, and marketing to expose the student to computer systems and business functions. Career goals of students with this major include systems analyst, system designer, application programmer, and information retrieval specialist. The computer science minor provides students with the basics of computer programming and theory. The minor is a good combination with math, education, psychology, business, or engineering majors. 92

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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)  

Academic catalog 18 19 (web)