Department of Computing and Information Sciences

Computing and Information Sciences

The Computing and Information Sciences department at Valparaiso University offers courses to undergraduate and graduate students that help them to understand, evaluate, automate, and improve processes — skills that can be applied to almost any problem.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

A flexible major plan and two graduate programs offer thorough training in the principles of computer science, along with a plethora of electives that allow students to apply their training to a wide variety of fields.

Non-Majors Welcome!

By removing barriers to enrollment wherever possible, the department encourages non-majors to sample its course offerings. Many challenging and valuable upper-level courses have just one or two prerequisites.


Mobile Computing

In CS 260, students create apps for mobile devices in environments like Android, IOS, or Windows Mobile.


Screenshot of a simulation modeling customer traffic in a restaurant

Simulation and Modeling

CS 325 introduces one of the most powerful tools available for understanding complex systems.


Professional Experience

CS 493 prepares students for the challenges of work in the real world.