Computer and Information Science
Granted By: Purdue University
Academic Unit: IUPUI School of Science
Overview: (PhD Administered with the approval of Purdue University, West Lafayette)
The department offers Purdue University Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. It also offers a Certificate in Applied Computer Science. Students interested in research may arrange to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy 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, storage, transformation, and transmission of information. Since 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.