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. As an ICS bachelor’s student, you’ll choose one or more specialty areas from among these options: Computer Science, Software Development, Networking and Security, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Data Management.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Little Rock, AR – Little Rock AFB
  • Tucson, AZ – Davis Monthan AFB
  • Phoenix, AZ- Luke AFB
  • Oceanside, CA – Camp Pendleton
  • Mountain Home, ID – Mountain Home AFB
  • Great Falls, Mont. – Malmstrom AFB
  • Havelock, NC – MCAS Cherry Point
  • Grand Forks, ND – Grand Forks AFB
  • Minot, ND – Minot AFB
  • Columbus, OH – Defense Supply Center Columbus
  • Dayton, OH – Wright Patterson AFB
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Tinker AFB
  • Charleston, SC- Joint Base Charleston
  • Austin, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • Northeast San Antonio, TX- Randolph AFB
  • San Angelo, TX – Goodfellow AFB
  • San Antonio, TX – Lackland AFB
  • Del Rio, TX – Laughlin AFB
  • Ogden, UT- Hill AFB
  • Arlington, VA – MCB Henderson Hall
  • Fort Myer, VA
  • Quantico, VA – MCB Quantico
  • Spokane, WA – Fairchild AFB
  • Online
  • Parkville, MO
  • Little Rock, AR – Little Rock AFB
  • Tucson, AZ – Davis Monthan AFB
  • Phoenix, AZ- Luke AFB
  • Oceanside, CA – Camp Pendleton
  • Mountain Home, ID – Mountain Home AFB
  • Great Falls, Mont. – Malmstrom AFB
  • Havelock, NC – MCAS Cherry Point
  • Grand Forks, ND – Grand Forks AFB
  • Minot, ND – Minot AFB
  • Dayton, OH – Wright Patterson AFB
  • Oklahoma City, OK – Tinker AFB
  • Charleston, SC- Joint Base Charleston
  • Austin, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • Northeast San Antonio, TX- Randolph AFB
  • San Angelo, TX – Goodfellow AFB
  • San Antonio, TX – Lackland AFB
  • Del Rio, TX – Laughlin AFB
  • Ogden, UT- Hill AFB
  • Arlington, VA – MCB Henderson Hall
  • Fort Myer, VA
  • Quantico, VA – MCB Quantico
  • Spokane, WA – Fairchild AFB
  • Online

Courses

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Concentrations

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  • 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

Dr. John Cigas

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

Dr. John Dean


Associate Professor of Computer Science
john.dean@park.edu

Dr. Wen Hsin


Professor of Computer Science
wen.hsin@park.edu

Mark Long


Lecturer in Computer Science
mlong@park.edu

Dr. Guillermo Tonsmann


Associate Professor, Computer Science
tonsmann@park.edu

Dr. Yongzhi Wang


Assistant Professor of Computer Science
ywang@park.edu

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.

Careers

  • Web Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Applications Programmer
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Database Analyst
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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.

 


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 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.

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.