Information and Computer Science Degree

Apply creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to making and maintaining technology.

Our Information and Computer Science (ICS) degree programs prepare you for a broad range of opportunities in technology fields, as well as in graduate studies. ICS students choose one or more specialty areas from among these options: Computer Science Concentration, Cybersecurity Concentration, Data Management Concentration, Information Technology Concentration, Networking and Security Concentration, Software Development Concentration, and Web Development Concentration

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Requirements For: B.S. Major – 46-58 hours, 2.0 gpa

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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

Dr. John Cigas

Program Coordinator
Professor of Computer Science

Dr. John Dean

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Wen Hsin

Professor of Computer Science

Mark Long

Lecturer in Computer Science

Guillermo Tonsmann

Dr. Guillermo Tonsmann

Associate Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Yongzhi Wang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Park’s Information and Computer Science programs will train you to use the latest computer technologies, programming languages, and methodologies. You’ll learn to communicate effectively, ethically and professionally with collaborative teams.


  • Web Programmer
  • Database Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Applications Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Information Technology Project Manager
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Real-world career prep

Park University’s ICS curriculum will prepare you for a number of computer science and information technology careers. You’ll study advanced math, programming and the practical applications of networks and other information systems.

To keep pace with the dynamic field, we update our programs on a regular basis. You’ll learn the latest programming languages and web-based technologies.

Cisco certification

If you choose the Networking and Security concentration, you’ll take Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses in preparation for the CCNA certification exam.



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 computer 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.

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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.