Mission:    The Computer Science Department strives for excellence in creating, applying, and imparting knowledge in computer science through comprehensive educational programs, research in collaboration with industry and government, dissemination through scholarly publications, and service to professional societies, the community, the state, and the nation.

Vision:    The department will be a leader in computer science education and at the forefront of educational innovation and disseminating new knowledge. Our graduates will be leaders and innovators in industry, education, and government for the state, nation and world. The faculty will be recognized for the quality of their research and will influence the national and international agenda. We will engage in inter-disciplinary pursuits that reinforce the impact of computation in other disciplines. Our outreach activities will fuel economic development and contribute to the health and well being of society.

Goal:    The goals of the computer and information sciences department are to prepare students for graduate training in some specialized area of computer science, to prepare students for jobs in industry, business or government, and to provide support courses for students in engineering, mathematics and other fields requiring computing skills.