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Computer Science Department


In today's world, nearly everyone either uses or depends on computers — and the people they depend on to make those computers useful are computer science majors. Briar Cliff's computer science program gives students a thorough understanding of how computers work and provides students with the opportunity to develop the computer programming and problem solving skills that are in demand in today's business world.

Briar Cliff Computer Science graduates are well-prepared to enter careers in computer programming and systems analysis. Briar Cliff graduates are currently employed at such places as Microsoft, Mid-American Energy, Mutual of Omaha, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The Principal, American Identity, and other businesses.

What does it take to become a computer science major?

A computer science major must have the ability to think logically (if you're good in math, you'll probably be good in computer science, too) and the ability to see a problem solution through to the end (most programming projects take a considerable amount of time). If you're good at both, computer science might be for you!

Courses

CSCI 019M - Electronic Spreadsheet
CSCI 100 - Introduction to Computers
CSCI 201 - Computer Programming I
CSCI 202 - Computer Programming II
CSCI 280 - Computer Organization
CSCI 325 - Data Structures and Algorithms
CSCI 330 - Programming Language Concepts
CSCI 345 - Database Management
CSCI 360 - Networking/Communications
CSCI 375 - Independent Computer Science Study
CSCI 380 - Operating Systems
CSCI 390 - Computer Science Internship
CSCI 425 - Internet Programming
CSCI 475 - Independent Computer Science Study II
CSCI 490 - Computer Science Internship II
CSCI IS - Independent Computer Science Research
MIS 220 - Microcomputer Applications for Business
MIS 321 - Management Information Systems
MIS 322 - System Analysis and Design
MIS 375 - Independent MIS Study
MIS 390 - MIS Internship
MIS 475 - Independent MIS Study II
MIS 490 - MIS Internship II
MIS IS - Independent MIS Research

Faculty

Tom Kleen
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
712-279-5411