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Message from the Chair

Don Smith, M.S., M.A. Interim Chair and Associate Professor

Welcome to the WVU Tech Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, where we offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems.

Our department offers practice-oriented programs of study that enables students to directly enter into the workforce or further their professional development through graduate studies or extended education. We are proud of the achievements of our graduates, who are known throughout the industrial and governmental organizations as intelligent, hardworking and well-trained professionals.

Our faculty have strong academic backgrounds and a wealth of experience to pass on to our students. All courses and labs are taught by qualified professors. Small class sizes provide an environment where instructors are friendly and can offer individual help.  Our Computer Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

I invite you to browse our website to learn about our programs. If you are considering a major in Computer Science or Information Systems, I would be pleased to hear from you. I would also encourage you to visit the department to meet with faculty and current students.  My office door is always open and I look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions.


Don Smith, M.S., M.A.
Interim Chair and Associate Professor

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is to offer high-quality undergraduate programs that provide students with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of computing and to develop knowledgeable, responsible professionals and lifelong learners who are able to design and implement the latest computing technologies for the betterment of society.

Department Goals

The goals of Department of Computer Science and Information Systems are to:

  1. Maintain rigorous standards, promote critical thinking and emphasize the importance of professional ethics in dealing with societal issues of the information age.
  2. Promote hands-on learning and teamwork, facilitate exploration and creative design, and present opportunities to find innovative and practical solutions to real-world applications by means of curricular activities such as research projects, laboratory exercises and class projects.
  3. Promote faculty involvement in research, industry engagements and other scholarly activities so that the newest developments in the fields of computer science and information systems can be brought into the classroom.
  4. Expose students to lifelong learning by involving them in faculty research and scholarly activities.