Departments & Centers

Department of Computer and Information Science

Engineering, Science and Technology Building, SL 280
723 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5132
Phone: (317) 274-9727; fax: (317) 274-9742

Academic Advising Appointments  First year students should contact Andy Harris or Joshua Morrison. All other students should contact their assigned advisor.

  • Professor Fang (Chair), Palakal, Raje
  • Professor and Dean Emeritus Yovits
  • Emeritus Faculty Olson
  • Associate Professors Baker, Durresi, Liang, Mukhopadhyay, Tuceryan, Zheng, Zou
  • Assistant Professors Chen, Dundar, Hill, Xia
  • Lecturers Acheson, Harris, M. Roberts
  • Adjunct Professors Mahoui, L. Shen, Wu, Y. Zhou

The department offers Purdue University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Graduate Certificates, and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. It also offers a Certificate in Applied Computer Science. Students interested in research may arrange to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree through the Purdue University Graduate School. The programs of study emphasize the basic principles of computing and information processing, which include the creation, representation, display, storage, transformation, and transmission of information, as well as the software to accomplish these tasks. Because computers are used in all segments of society, the theory and practice of computer and information science are pervasive and the field is, therefore, interdisciplinary. It is also young and dynamic, as evidenced by the growth of the computer industry, so the curriculum itself evolves rapidly.

Minor in Computer and Information Science

The undergraduate minor in computer and information science requires at least 20 credit hours in computer science courses, including CSCI 23000, 24000, 34000, 36200, and two CSCI elective courses chosen from selected N300-N400 and 300-400 level courses. Course prerequisites must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in CSCI courses.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in these courses. At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be taken at IUPUI.

Students who wish to pursue a minor in computer and information science must consult with a department advisor, who can be reached at (317) 274-9727. They must also file a formal application. Students should consult an advisor in the department before their final semester regarding minor completion.