The McMurry University Department of Computer Science prepares students for professional careers and graduate study in computer science through the teaching of theory, concepts, and problem solving skills.
The Department of Computer Science provides practical experience with current languages, tools, and trends that prepares students to be immediately effective in their careers. Students can receive a B.S. in Computer Science or a B.S. in Information Technology. The Computer Science degree focuses on the traditional foundations of Computer Science that includes heavy concentrations of programming and mathematics along with computer organization and architecture, operating systems, algorithms and data structures, and networking. The Information Technology degree focuses on the integration and utilization of technology to provide computer-based solutions in today’s global e-business environment. It includes a solid foundation of programming along with networking, information security, and systems integration. Both degree programs include a capstone experience with a two-semester Software Engineering project to design and implement a software system.
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). AITP is a professional organization whose mission is to serve “members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration.” Student membership is open to all students interested in computing and information technology. Activities of the McMurry AITP Student Chapter include regular chapter meetings, fundraisers, special programs like relevant guest speakers, student programming and technology contests, participation in service projects, and trips to regional and national conferences. The McMurry AITP Student Chapter is sponsored by the Dallas (professional) chapter.
More information about the Honors program can be found on the Honors Program webpage.
Charles and Lisa Bloomer Research Stipend. A competitive award providing funding for any major from the science and math programs to support undergraduate research with a sponsoring faculty member during the fall/spring academic year. This program is administered by the Science and Mathematics Advisory board.
The Department of Computer Science is led by a group of dedicated, experienced faculty members. These faculty members are experts in:
From explaining computational problems, to designing computer based systems, the department prepares students to become leaders in the field of technology. Any one of the majors prepares students to enter the technical job market or to continue studies at the graduate level. Students have gone on to: