Computer and Information Science Department

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Turn your passion for computers and technology into a rewarding and lucrative career.

Cultivate a mind for advanced problem-solving, programming, and analytical skills essential in this fast-growing field for working within the digital landscape and driving technological innovation. Throughout your computer and information science studies, you’ll gain targeted knowledge and skills in software development, networking, artificial intelligence, databases, game programming, computer security, and more—customized to match your professional goals and personal interests.


  • Industry-level software system engineering

  • Accredited by the ABET

  • Academic and career mentorship

Get individualized attention and mentorship that sets you up for success.

No matter your area of focus—Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Data Science—you’ll learn through hands-on experience and instruction provided by expert faculty with industry experience. You’ll enjoy small classes with individualized attention and opportunities for faculty mentorship—including coding practice, technical interviews, and career preparation. Gain even more hands-on experience in hackathons, programming competitions, and more.

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Get student support from start to finish.

Experience comprehensive support at the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you're navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Gain valuable hands-on experience through internal and external internships.

Westfield State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) and Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) provide support to students with any IT issues and provide opportunities for internships on campus, ranging from desktop support to networking or cybersecurity. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain additional experience through external internships.

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Computer and Information Science Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

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Contact us

Dr. Steve Boughosn
Chair – Computer and Information Science Department
Wilson Hall, 319A

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Computer and Information Science Department