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Programs

Computer Science Academic Programs

Formed in 1990, the Norfolk State University Computer Science Department is designed to provide students with fundamental training in the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science. In 2003, the program was expanded to include a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. The department offers an ABET accredited general computer science degree and tracks in Information Assurance, Information Systems and Computer Engineering. In fall 2012, the department added a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology for students who sought hands-on and practical knowledge. Beginning fall 2015, we launched an online Master of Science in Cybersecurity. This wide range of options gives students the opportunity to pursue studies in Cybersecurity, Robotics, Software Engineering, Computer Networking and Web Design and Development. The department has 14 full-time faculty members, 11  hold doctorate degrees.

Undergraduate Programs

Computer Science Program

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. The B.S. degree in Computer Science at Norfolk State University is accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org)

 

The 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

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.

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

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.