Computer & Information Sciences
- The workshop is designed to introduce teachers to Computational Thinking in multiple disciplines which supports teaching concepts in the Common Core, especially mathematics and business education (programming)
- Scratch, a free computing environment designed at MIT will be supplied with the workshop
- The workshop includes a brief introduction to the proposed Advanced Placement Computer Science course to be used beginning in 2015
The Program Educational Objectives of the Computer and Information Sciences Department are to enable graduates to:
- Communicate effectively with their peers, clients, supervisors and other professional work constituents using both written and oral communication.
- Understand how to make rational decisions when faced with social, ethical, and legal issues inherent to the computing field.
- Apply the theoretical framework in the computer and information sciences to the analysis, design, and implementation of problem solutions and systems.
- Employ the use of computing technology from a Christian perspective as technological servant leaders within their chosen career.
- Pursue advanced degrees, continued professional development, and research
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The Department of Computer and Information Sciences is a dynamic, nationally-recognized and growing department of computer and information science faculty and students. Home to four full-time faculty, three faculty associates and approximately 90 students majoring in computer science, computer information science, or web systems and design. With more than 20 top-ten national awards in the last four years, the CIS Department has established itself as a national leader among CIS departments at Evangelical Christian universities in the U.S. The SBU Computer and Information Sciences faculty and students seek to honor God through the pursuit of academic excellence and leadership in the computing sciences at the national and international level.
- In 2011, the SBU CIS Department’s curriculum in parallel and distributed processing became one of only 22 in the U.S. and only 33 in the world recognized by the NSF/IEEE’s Technical Committee on Parallel Processing for achieving Early Adopter status. In 2012 the Department continues its participation in this program.
- In the Fall of 2012, the four full-time CIS Department faculty members are together celebrating over 60 years of teaching experience. With faculty associates, the CIS Department is home to more than 80 years of teaching experience.
- CIS Department graduates enjoy over a 98% placement rate for the past 10 years. The graduating class of 2012 achieved 100% placement in software development/engineering positions within two weeks of graduation.
- SBU CIS graduates work at some of the best software engineering companies in world including Boeing, Accenture, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, ConocoPhillips, Lockheed-Martin and Wal-Mart Information Systems.
- According to Forbes Magazine, the highest in-demand degree for 2012 is computer science. Starting salaries for SBU CIS graduates currently fall into the $45,000-$65,000 range.
It is the mission of the Computer and Information Sciences Department to provide a sound educational foundation to students in the disciplines of information and computer science from a Christian perspective.