Information and Computer Science Degree

Develop skills in creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving that are necessary while developing and maintaining technology.

Our Information and Computer Science (ICS) degree programs prepare students for a broad range of opportunities in technology fields. ICS students may choose from a variety of the following specialties: Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking and Security, Software Development, and Web Development Concentrations.

Locations & Learning Options

We understand for many of our students, flexibility is a necessity. Our Information and Computer Science Degree program is available entirely online or at certain locations in a blended format of online and in person.

Courses in the Information and Computer Science programs are offered online or in person. If you want face-to-face classes, we offer blended courses at specific campus centers across the country. Each weekly class session includes a physical classroom and online component. While face-to-face, instructors facilitate in-class activities that promote collaborative learning and provide opportunities to apply what you learn.

Degree & Concentration Available at Parkville, Campus Centers & Online

Associate of Science – 29-30 Hours

Campus Centers, Gilbert, Online & Parkville

Bachelor of Science – 46-58 Hours

Bachelor of Science, Information Technology Concentration

Bachelor of Science, Networking & Security Concentration

Bachelor of Science, Software Development Concentration

Gilbert, Online & Parkville

Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Concentration

Online & Parkville

Bachelor of Science, Web Development Concentration

Minor – 18 Hours

Courses

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Concentrations

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  • Rinku Gopali, an Information and Computer Science/Software Development senior, received the Outstanding Parkite Award as part of the University’s annual Honors Convocation in April 2021. The Outstanding Parkite Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed on any student at Park University. Read more about the awards at https://www.park.edu/news/honors-convocation-2021/
  • Ozoda Narzullaeva, an Information and Computer Science senior (double concentration Software Development and Cybersecurity), received the Louisa Davidson Hinde / Carolyn Hinde Zarkaryan Memorial Award as part of the University’s annual Honors Convocation in April 2021. The award honors students, faculty, staff and/or alumni who best represent the spirit of Park University by promoting in others that quality of excellence that has always been associated with a Park education. Read more about the awards at https://www.park.edu/news/honors-convocation-2021/
  • Ryan Bissing, an Information and Computer Science/Cybersecurity senior has been selected as a winner in the 2020 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship program. According to Ryan, recipient of the scholarship will receive lifetime access to courses, hands-on labs, and practice exams and assessments provided by InfoSec. https://www.infosecinstitute.com/scholarship-opportunities-for-aspiring-cybersecurity-professionals/
  • Rinku Gopali, a Information and Computer Science/Software Development junior has been awarded a GHC Student Scholarship to attend the 2020 Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest gathering of women in technology. This is an international scholarship awarded to female student scholars who are active in their community, including being involved with campus computing/STEM clubs and working towards the advancement of women in computing. The virtual conference will take place from Monday, Sep. 28 to Friday, Oct. 2. https://ghc.anitab.org/
  • Jesse Patrick, an Information and Computer Science senior (double concentration Computer Science and Software Development), received the Outstanding Parkite Award as part of the University’s annual Honors Convocation in May 2020.  The Outstanding Parkite Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed on any student at Park University. This year it was given to two students on the University’s Parkville Campus who best exemplified the ideals of the University in their character, conduct, scholarship and student activity participation. Read more about the awards at https://www.park.edu/news/honors-convocation-2020
  • Benn Garrett, one of ICS/Cybersecurity seniors won an InfoSec scholarship (undergraduate category) on Sept 30, 2019. According to Benn, the scholarship allows the recipient to obtain 3 certifications from CompTIA (the Network+, Security+, and one certification of your choice) and provides study materials, a bootcamp for each certification, and payment for two attempts for each test.
  • Ozoda Narzullaeva, an Information and Computer Science senior (double concentration Software Development and Cybersecurity), received the Outstanding Parkite Award as part of the University’s annual Honors Convocation in April 2019. The Outstanding Parkite Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed on any student at Park University. Read more about the awards at https://www.park.edu/news/honors-convocation-2019/
  • On November 3, 2018, two teams of Park University computer science students competed in the annual ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) North Central programming contest hosted at Garmin in Olathe, KS. The team of Michael Dake, Vincent Payne, and Marcus Shivers solved 2 problems and placed 1st of ten teams at the site. The team of Lauren Arant-Garrett, Jakhongir Rikhsiboev, and Rogi Solorzano were right behind, also solving 2 problems and taking 2nd place. All six students are Information and Computer Science seniors. Lauren is an online student and the other five are from the Parkville main campus. Overall about 200 teams competed at 15 sites in the 9-state/province North Central region.  The Garmin site results are located here. 
  • Calvin McElroy, an Information and Computer Science/Networking and Security senior submitted a paper and earned a scholarship to attend the Blackhat Europe 2018 conference in London on December 3-6, 2018.  The Black Hat conference is a four-day event providing attendees with the very latest in research, development, and trends in Information Security.
  • Iroda Narzullaeva, an Information and Computer Science/Software Engineering senior was selected for the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Scholarship 2018 and attended the event in Houston, TX on September 26-28, 2018.  This is an international scholarship awarded to female student scholars who are active in their community, including being involved with campus computing/STEM clubs and working towards the advancement of women in computing.  These students range from undergraduate students in their first year of college to graduate students earning their doctorate degrees.

Dr. Bin (Crystal) Peng

Chair, Department of Computer Science Information Systems
Associate Professor of Computer Science
crystal.peng@park.edu

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Dr. John Cigas

Program Coordinator
Professor of Computer Science
john.cigas@park.edu

Wen Hsin

Dr. Wen Hsin


Professor of Computer Science
wen.hsin@park.edu

Mark Long

Mark Long


Lecturer in Computer Science
mlong@park.edu

Guillermo Tonsmann

Dr. Guillermo Tonsmann


Associate Professor, Computer Science
tonsmann@park.edu

Yongzhi Wang

Dr. Yongzhi Wang


Assistant Professor of Computer Science
ywang@park.edu

Park’s Information and Computer Science bachelor’s degree will train students to use the latest computer technologies, programming languages, and methodologies. You’ll learn to communicate effectively, ethically and professionally with collaborative teams as preparation for the workplace environment.

Information & Computer Science Jobs

  • IT Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Database Analyst
  • Applications Programmer
  • Web Programmer
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Real-world Job Prep

Park University’s undergrad degree prepares students for a number of computer science and information technology careers. Studying advanced math, programming, and the practical applications of networks gives students a head start on experiences they may have in their jobs, building their resumes.

To keep pace with the dynamic field, we update our programs on a regular basis. Learn the latest programming languages and web-based technologies that companies want experienced employees in.


Cisco certification

In the Networking and Security concentration, students take Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses in preparation for the CCNA certification exam.


Information and Computer Science Internships

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems works with Park’s Career Development Center to help place undergraduate information and computer technology students in internship positions in Kansas City and beyond. The Department of CSIS actively encourages students to work in such internship positions and considers internships to be an integral part of the ICS curriculum.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.