Jul 10, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Computer Science

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Chair:   Rosemary Shumba
Professors:   Seonho Choi, Hoda El-Sayed,  James Gil de Lamadrid,  Joan Langdon, Manohar Mareboyana, Sharad Sharma, Jie Yan, Bo Yang
Professor Emeritus:   Manjit Bhatia
Associate Professors:   Joseph Gomes, Soo-Yeon Ji
Assistant Professors:   Patricia Hughes


The mission of the Computer Science Department is to serve the educational needs of the Baltimore-Washington area community in general and the Southern Maryland region in particular, by offering its citizens opportunities to seek and complete high quality education in fields related to the science and application of computer and information technology.


  1. To prepare new generations of computer and information technology professionals, arming them with the quality education necessary for them to excel in the development and/or application of computing technology.
  2. To provide an academically rigorous environment by exposing students to outstanding teaching and quality programs and by offering enriching experiences that help students to develop intellectually and professionally.
  3. To support the University’s historic commitment to the African American community through programs that promote minority enrollment in computer science/computer technology.
  4. To provide high quality education for computer science/computer technology students by promoting:
    • quality instruction to prepare students for a career or further studies in computer science/computer technology;
    • the attitudes and discipline of professionalism in computer science/computer technology; and
    • high academic standards and performance through student-faculty interaction and support.
  5. To assist the University community in achieving excellence in computer and information technology and to ensure that all students learn to utilize computing resources in their disciplines of study.
  6. To constantly update the curriculum and upgrade the computer laboratories incorporating new developments in this dynamic field.
  7. To establish and support cooperative linkages with local governmental, business and educational institutions in order to:
    • provide students with practical experiences, SUMMER opportunities, and future career options;
    • permit joint research projects; and
    • serve the community-at-large.
  8. To continue to expand research and development activities and thereby providing students and faculty opportunities for solving problems of interest to the scientific community and the society-at-large.

Assistantships and Financial Assistance

The Department of Computer Science recognizes the high cost of education today and makes every effort to offer financial assistance to qualified students through a variety of programs. For further information, please contact the Department directly.

Student Activities

Students are invited to take advantage of the student activity program, which is an integral part of their educational experience at Bowie State University. The Computer Science Department student activities include:

  • CSDEV: Computer Science Developers Club

This student-run organization affiliated with the Computer Science Department brings together Computer Science students and enthusiasts for the fun, hands-on parts of Computer Science: tutorials, research, networking, collaborative projects, competitions, games, and more.

  • Spring Programming Contest

Students compete singly or with a partner, to solve a series of programming problems at various levels. Cash awards are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

  • Cyber Defense Education Certificate

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security have designated Bowie State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education . The Computer Science Department is authorized to issue a certificate of completion of mandatory knowledge units and focus area knowledge units in Cyber Defense to graduates of the Computer Science program who choose electives in Cyber Defense. Students who desire this certification should consult their departmental advisor when choosing their electives in Computer Science.  

For additional information about the Department of Computer Science click on the following link:https: https://www.bowiestate.edu/academics-research/colleges/college-arts-sciences/departments/computer-sci/


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