The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to develop the human and intellectual resources needed to meet the future technological challenges in the field of computing. This includes developing computer scientists and computer engineers for positions of leadership in industry, government, and academia. It also means performing basic, applied and multi- disciplinary research as well as coordinating and cooperating with other parts of the System to enhance the effectiveness of educational resources. Likewise, the Department of Computer Science provides the intellectual leadership and technology in the computing field required by the university, the state, and the nation.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio was created to address an educational need in South San Antonio. The Texas Legislature asked The Texas A&M University System to establish a center that would offer junior- and senior-level courses in South San Antonio, an area that has been historically underserved in terms of higher education. The university, then known as Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2000. Texas A&M University-San Antonio faculty and staff prepare and empower students through innovative and challenging academic and co-curricular programs that contribute to and enrich the economic and social development of the community and region. A solid foundation for success is established through dynamic teaching, scholarship, research, and public service that inspire graduates to lifelong learning and responsible global citizenship.
Texas State's 32,572 students choose from 97 bachelors, 89 masters and nine doctoral degree programs offered by the colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science, University College and the Graduate College. Texas State students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Thirty-five percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook ranks Texas State 13th in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Over the years, the Legislature broadened the institution's scope and changed its name in 2003 to Texas State University-San Marcos. Each name reflects the university's growth from a small teacher preparation institution to a major, multipurpose university. Texas State's original mission was to prepare Texas public school teachers. It became renowned for carrying out this mission, but today it does far more.
Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. They're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on you. They are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. They offer more than 100 master's degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. The Computer and Information Sciences (COSC) Department is one of the largest departments at Towson University, offering forty-five undergraduate courses, more than twenty graduate courses, and serving approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate majors. They have 32 full-time faculty members and recruit new faculty every year. Their part-time faculty are highly motivated and active in business and industry. COSC faculty are committed to excellence in teaching and providing students with professional guidance and advice. They emphasize quality in education which includes solid theoretical foundations and the latest technological developments.
They will seek quality in our teaching and research and in the services that support our academic enterprise. Their programs will be those that meet our own high standards, that augment each other, and that are worthy of the respect of our students and of scholars, educators, and the larger community. At Tufts they seek to lead the way in defining what it means to be a university whose education and research have a global reach. Their students and faculty are engaged in international research and scholarship on issues ranging from AIDS to arsenic. They are grappling with the fundamental human forces that fuel conflict and cooperation in international affairs. And they are doing so through experiential global learning, distinctive interdisciplinary programs that apply academic knowledge to real-life situations around the world. Tufts University's emphasis on international education and research reaches across the curriculum, and infuses every school.
As Newcomb College has always done, we create a woman-centered experience in a co-educational institution. Whether you are a current student at Tulane University, alumna, or member of our New Orleans women’s community, we strive to be a center for mentoring the next generation of women leaders through innovative teaching on gender issues, service learning courses, and engaging public programs. Our research center, archives, and library are resources for all. Located in three separate buildings, 43 Newcomb Place, the Caroline Richardson Building, and 1326 Audubon Street, the Newcomb College Institute is a pivotal link between women students, faculty members, and community activists.
Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.
The Department of Computer Science is the natural home for students interested in artificial intelligence, forensics, graphics, modeling and simulation, natural language processing, networks, parallel and distributed processing, security, software engineering practice and principles, algorithms, discrete mathematics, logic and optimization. UAlbany is the gateway to success in the Information Age. Its modern, technologically-rich environment provides students with the resources they need for successful careers in computer science. The campus features wireless access, state-of-the art research facilities and career development advice. Strategically located in the state capital of New York, the University at Albany is an internationally recognized public research institution that brings "The World Within Reach" to more than 17,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The varied perspectives and life experiences of a student body and faculty that represent more than 100 nations provide a diversity that enriches learning at UAlbany.
The mission of the School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts (SISTA) is to promote research in computational methods across disciplines and teach students to understand the computational aspects of any discipline. As a research organization, SISTA both develops and applies computational methods to problems in many academic disciplines; problems such as discovering signaling pathways in cells, understanding musical improvisation, or building robotic homes. As an educational organization SISTA will teach a curriculum that crosses departmental and disciplinary boundaries to ensure that future generations of scholars, irrespective of their subjects, master the methods of the Information Age.