Computer and Information Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Computer and Information Sciences
(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.
The computer and information sciences major at Springfield College is a professional program that includes a set of core requirements and a choice of one of three required concentrations:
Software DevelopmentThe software development concentration focuses on skills that are essential in the development of applications software, including software engineering skills for game programming such as object-oriented programming in several programming languages, windows programming, DirectX and open graphics libraries, animation programming, and game engine development.
Internet and Network Security
The internet and network security concentration provides students with the necessary skills to work as internet and network security specialists in either the private business sector or in the government sector. Possible jobs upon graduation include network administrator, internet and network security specialist, and computer systems security specialist. Students who choose this concentration are well prepared to seek a variety of network certifications. Springfield College is working collaboratively with Springfield Technical Community College in the delivery of the curriculum for the internet and network security concentration.
The systems management concentration focuses on essential technical skills for the business enterprise, including systems analysis and design, advanced database development and management, and essential business management skills including business communications.
Computer and Information Sciences Program Overview
All students in the computer and information sciences major are encouraged to consider minors in mathematics or business management. Those students who are pursuing the software development concentration and are interested in learning more about 3D Animation from a digital artist's perspective are strongly encouraged to consider a minor in 3D Animation offered through the Visual and Performing Arts Department. In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to pursue internship opportunities through the Career Center in order to gain on-the-job experience.
For more information about the computer and information sciences major, contact Peter Polito, Ph.D., chair of the Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science Department, at (413) 748-3313 or the Admissions Office, at (800) 343-1257.