Department of Computer Information Science
New merit scholarship programs are available to recognize the academic achievement of high school seniors entering
Computer Information Science Programs
The Computer Information Science (CIS) Department offers the following programs
What our students say
Computer Information Science Careers
Jobs in information technology are ranked in the "Best Jobs in America" by Money Magazine year after year. In fact, in 2014, information technology jobs claimed the top two spots and seven of the top 30 jobs! In 2015, IT jobs claimed four of the top 11. Number three is software developer which is the focus of our computer science major and numbers seven and eight are computer systems analyst and IT security analyst which is core to our information systems major.
Students graduate from our programs with a solid education and get good jobs with outstanding employers such as Raytheon, PNC Bank, Minitab, DataForma, Remote Database Experts, and Future POS. Graduates can also be found in successful positions in local schools, banks and small businesses, as well as government positions.
George Lewis Scholarship - These scholarships are made available to deserving students in computer science. The scholarship is renewable through four years, provided that students meet the required academic standards.
Elizabeth Ross AITP Scholarship - Annual scholarships are awarded to AITP members majoring in Computer Science or Information Systems. Selection is based on academic record and contribution to AITP.
CIS Department Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded annually to a computer science or information systems major based on academic excellence and participation in university and community activities.
Dr. Jon O'Donnell, Chair
+1 814 393 2320
Ms. Nancy Harriger, Secretary
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