Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Computer Science

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Chair:   Rosemary Shumba
Professors:   Seonho Choi, Darsana Josyula, Hoda El-Sayed,  James Gil de Lamadrid,  Joan Langdon, Manohar Mareboyana, Sharad Sharma, Jie Yan, Bo Yang
Professor Emeritus:   Manjit Bhatia
Associate Professors:   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.


  1. To prepare new generations of computer professionals, arming them with the quality education necessary for them to excel in the development and application of computing.
  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.
  4. To provide a high quality education for computer science students by promoting:
    • quality instruction to prepare students for a career or further studies in computer science;
    • the attitudes and discipline of professionalism in computer science; 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 provide students and faculty with opportunities to solve problems of interest to the scientific community and 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.  For financial assistance please click on the following link:  For scholarships assistance please click on the following link:

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 are listed here:

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