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Welcome to the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University. We are glad that you are interested in our programs. Enjoy your visit and have fun while browsing through our Web pages.

The Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) Department is one of the largest departments at Towson University, offering sixty undergraduate courses, more than thirty graduate courses, and serving approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate majors. We have 39 full-time faculty members and recruit new faculty every year. Our part-time faculty are highly motivated and active in business and industry. CIS faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and providing students with professional guidance and advice. We emphasize quality in education which includes solid theoretical foundations and the latest technological developments.

The Department offers a:

B.S. in Computer Science,
B.S. in Information Systems,
B.S. in Information Technology,
B.S. in Computer Science with a track in Computer Security,
B.S. in Computer Science with a combined major in Mathematics,
Minors in Computer Science,
B.S. in Information Systems with a combined major in Business Administration,
B.S. in Information Systems with a combined major in E-business,
Minors in Information Systems,
Master of Science in Computer Science with tracks in Software Engineering, Computer Security and E-Commence,
Doctorate of Science in Information Technology.

The B.S. in Computer Science is “Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,”, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation (COPA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Due to the excellent curriculum and faculty expertise in Computer Security, Towson University has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2002. 

We have currently have 8 smart classrooms and 15 computer laboratories. With the state-of-the-art computing facilities and faculty expertise in various IT areas the department has been establishing more partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies and the IT industry, and plays a growing important role in Maryland’s economy.

For more information, feel free to call Ms. Mary Hackley, our Student Services Director, at (410) 704-2633, or e-mail her at:

Also feel free to e-mail me directly at:

Best regards from Dr. Chao Lu,
Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences