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Norfolk State University
Welcome

The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with an exposure to the broad Computer Science spectrum, with an opportunity to create areas of specialization with appropriate applied mathematics and/or computer electives. Generally, the program emphasizes the practical and theoretical aspects of Computer Science and related areas of Computer Science and prepares students for careers as Computer Software Engineers, System Analysts and other professions. The program also provides an adequate foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate study in Computer Science.


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.

Accreditation

AppliedScience_RGB2_L.jpgThe Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Norfolk State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).