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Norfolk State University
Computer Science Department Courses

The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with fundamental training in the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. Coupled with the program's strong mathematical component, this training provides graduates with the necessary background for employment in a wide variety of computing fields or for smooth entry into graduate level study. 


Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with fundamental training in the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. 

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
    The Information Technology Program at Norfolk State University aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in Information Technology upon graduation, grow into leadership positions, and/or pursue research or graduate studies in the field.

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
    The Master of Science in Computer Science program at Norfolk State University provides a quality graduate education to students, especially those from the underrepresented sector of the population, by strengthening analytic skills, offering valuable research experiences, and promoting professional development in computer science.
  • There are four choices of study:
  1. General Study in Computer Science
  2. Emphasis in Information Assurance
  3. Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering
  4. Emphasis in Communication Networks
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is designed to focus on computer security and to increase the pool of well-educated security professionals. Theory and practical training will be combined with critical thinking and communication skills that are required by professionals in the cybersecurity field. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge to defend against cyber threats directed toward the USA. In addition, students will be prepared to provide needed cybersecurity services to US agencies and organizations. Students will not only be trained to defend against cybersecurity attacks but also to use digital forensics to identify attackers.