COSC’s Computer Laboratories are managed and maintained by The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University, 7800 York Road, Towson, Maryland, 21252.
Description of COSC Computer Laboratories
Fifteen computer laboratories are available to provide support for COSC programs and student coursework. Many of these facilities are designated as Teaching Labs where faculty work with students to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the department’s many computer lab intensive courses (Computers and Creativity, Information and Technology for Business, Visual BASIC, and a myriad of programming, security-related, and web design courses). Each Teaching Laboratory hosts 30 student computer stations plus one instructor’s station. All PCs are outfitted with the software needed for our students to successfully complete their course requirements. Like the smart classrooms in 7800 York Road, the instructor’s station in all Teaching Labs will also consist of a computer projection system so that COSC faculty can provide instructional presentations for their students. Several computer laboratories are designated as “Project Labs”: most notably the COSC Graduate Project Lab and the COSC Undergraduate (Majors) Lab where Graduate and Undergraduate students will have the dedicated facilities needed to complete coursework outside of their regularly scheduled class times. Many of the computers in these labs maintain special hardware and software setups insuring that students have the precise tools needed to complete a variety of special projects geared toward their coursework.
The YR 403 and YR 407 COSC Project Labs are restricted to those students currently enrolled in COSC courses. Please always feel free to see the COSC Lab Assistant in YR 407 if you have any problems or questions.
Other more specialized facilities include the COSC Security Lab, a Linux Projects Lab, The Robotics Lab, The Universal Usability Lab, Faculty Development Lab, Special Project Labs for Students, and an Academic Achievement Lab which hosts the COSC Tutoring Help-Desk.