The Department of Computer and Information Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information SEREL
Sciences (CIS) at Florida A&M University is more Science is designed for students who plan to seek Software Engineering Research and Education
than 35 years old. Established in 1967, CIS is one of advanced degrees in computer science. The student Laboratory (SEREL) consists of SUN Ultra
the thirteen departments in the College of Arts and takes Calculus (I, II, and III), Numerical Analysis and workstations, and X-windows display terminals. This
Sciences. Over the years, CIS has evolved into one the Physics sequence (I and II). laboratory supports faculty and student research in
of the most successful undergraduate programs of its software engineering, and upper level courses
kind. Additionally, it offers one of the most GRADUATE requiring programming in C, C++, Java, COBOL,
innovative graduate programs in Software CIS also offers a Masters degree in Software and ORACLE.
Engineering Science. Engineering Science (MSES). This degree program
is based on a curriculum from the Software Graphics & Visualization Lab
Engineering Institute. It is designed to teach This lab, with Silicon Graphics workstations,
principles in software engineering, computer science, supports faculty and student research in tools and
and information engineering. Students are required technologies related to simulation and visualization.
to complete a thesis in an area of their interest. Research topics include image compression,
Graduates from this program will meet the software simulation of fire/smoke, distributed/parallel
engineering employment needs in private enterprise computing, integration of spoken language into
and government agencies. This program also simulation.
prepares students to pursue a Ph.D. in computing.
High Performance Computing Lab
COMPUTER RESOURCES This laboratory was established in conjunction with
CIS maintains six-computer laboratories with over the Army High Performance Computing Research
120 computers that are used for research and/or Consortium (AHPCRC) to further research leading to
teaching. Five of these laboratories are located in the the development of computational tools for
The success of the department is reflected in the Benjamin Banneker Technology Building A and one addressing defense technology issues. Supports
quality of its faculty, the enrollment of CIS alumni in in the Frederick S. Humphries Science Research faculty and student research in database clustering
graduate programs, and the successful employment of Building. and performance analysis and optimization for high
its graduates. performance computing
UNDERGRADUATE Distributed Computing Lab
CIS undergraduate program has two major objectives: The Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and
(1) To produce graduates who can enter the Technology (CREST) laboratory was established to
workplace and make an immediate contribution as further research efforts in distributed computing.
computer programmers, systems analysts, and other Faculty and students use this lab to conduct research
information systems professionals; (2) To encourage in real-time systems, heterogeneous distributed
and prepare students to pursue graduate degrees in databases, and formal architectural specification,
computer science and other related disciplines. To design of real-time distributed systems, and software
accomplish these objectives, CIS provides students testing.
with a choice of two degree options. CIS Lab
This open laboratory consists of fifty-four Pentium Teaching Lab
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer class microcomputers configured as a NT Local Area This dedicated teaching lab consists of high-end
Information Systems is designed to provide students Network (NT LAN) providing access to University Pentium class microcomputers configured as an NT
with extensive experience in the development of computing resources and to the Internet. LAN. The teaching lab provides a computer
business applications. The business courses included classroom environment for hands-on instruction.
in the curriculum are: Accounting, Management,
Marketing, and Business Communication. The