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Computer and Information Sciences

Pictured | Oyedotun Oyesanmi | M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science | B.Tech, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State | Abeokuta, Nigeria (hometown)

Computer and Information Sciences

The department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Science, minors in Computer Science and Computer Applications, and certificates in Computer Programming, Advanced Computer Programming and Computer Applications, and a Graduate Certificate in Technology Administration. In collaboration with other departments, the department also offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Informatics, and minors in Informatics and Cognitive Science. Computer and Information Sciences also provides support to the Master of Science in Management of Information Technology offered by the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics.

The Bachelor of Science degree in computer science follows the guidelines set out by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the leading professional computing societies. Students in this degree program complete a core curriculum that builds an overall understanding of computers, computing environments, and theoretical issues. The degree prepares students to enter challenging computing careers in the workplace or to embark on postgraduate programs in computing.

The Bachelor of Science in Informatics and the minor in informatics are offered jointly with a number of other departments at IU South Bend. A complete description of this program can be found on the Informatics campus bulletin site.

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science is offered jointly with the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Students can enroll in the Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Integrated Concentration. Students in the program take advanced courses in computer science and/or applied mathematics with emphasis on real-world problem solving and applications.

Scheduling of Computer Science Courses

Any student who intends to major or minor in computer science or obtain a certificate should contact the administrative assistant or chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences as soon as possible to arrange for academic advising. Call 574-520-5521 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

Placement Examination

Students planning to enroll in computer science programs typically start with CSCI-B 100 or CSCI-C 101. The determination of which course to start with should be made in consultation with a Computer Science Academic Advisor.

Students planning to enroll in CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I must have earned a C or better in MATH-A 100 or a minimum 36 ALEKS assessment score before registering for the course. The placement examination tests mathematics skills (arithmetic, algebra, and trigonometry) which students entering the computing curriculum are generally expected to have mastered in their precollege studies. Students who have an ALEKS assessment score of 35 or lower on the placement examination must complete appropriate preparatory mathematics courses.

The minor in Cognitive Science is offered jointly with the departments of mathematical sciences, philosophy, and psychology. A complete description of this program begins on the Cognitive Science campus bulletin website.


Scholarships have been established to provide current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Computer and Information Sciences with financial assistance in completing their degrees. The basis for the scholarships is demonstrated potential for academic excellence in Computer and Information Sciences. The scholarship amount varies (typically $500 to $3,500). For more information, refer to

  • John P. Russo Scholarship
  • William J. Knight Scholarship

Informatics Scholarship

The Informatics scholarship has been established to provide high achieving incoming highschool students majoring in Informatics with financial assistance in completing their degrees. The scholarships will be awarded through the Informatics Committee.

The scholarship provides a total value of $30,000 over four years (Award will cover the actual cost of tuition and fees up to $7,500 annually; renewable up to 4 years.) For more information, refer to


Juniors and seniors enrolled in the B.S. in Computer Science and Graduate students in the M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities with local, regional, or national organizations.

Students pursuing internships are allowed to enroll for internship credits (after completing the prerequisites for CSCI-Y 398 or CSCI-Y 798) and work in a supervised position at an approved organization. The requirements for a typical 3 credit internship can be satisfied by working for a minimum of 15 hours per week for a period of approximately 4 months (one semester). During this period the intern is jointly evaluated by his or her supervisor at work and the internship coordinator at IU South Bend.

Students should contact the internship coordinator, chair, or graduate director, if they have more questions.

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Academic Bulletins

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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