Points of Pride: UIS Computer Science
The UIS Computer Science program is proud of:
- A nearly 100% placement rate for graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Placement on State Farm Insurance’s elite list of college computer science programs from which to recruit highly qualified new professionals.
- Undergraduate students who participate in National Science Foundation sponsored research and have gone on to present their findings at conferences as well as published formal papers delineating their research experience.
- A $3 million Homeland Security grant to operate a regional training center for IT security, providing students with invaluable preparation for one of the highest demand fields in the world today.
- Labs loaded with the latest, such as Sun Micro Systems servers and microcomputers running various operating systems; and a fully equipped modern networking lab.
- Courses in which students design and implement a robot.
- Online Degree option - the same professors teaching in the classroom teach our online courses.
- The option of “No Thesis – No Project” for master’s degree candidates. Instead, students cap their collegiate careers by taking a Graduate Research Seminar that focuses on developing excellent research skills.