The Computer Science Program at Norfolk State University is designed to provide students with an exposure to the broad Computer Science spectrum, with an opportunity to create areas of specialization with appropriate applied mathematics and/or computer electives. Generally, the program emphasizes the practical and theoretical aspects of Computer Science and related areas of Computer Science and prepares students for careers as Computer Software Engineers, System Analysts and other professions. The program also provides an adequate foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate study in Computer Science.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Norfolk State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org)
The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IAREDI) at Norfolk State University is hosting a one week Cybersecurity summer academy, from June 27 - July 1, 2016. The event is sponsored by the Department of Energy, for High School students. The goal of this program is to increase Cybersecurity awareness among high schoolers and introduce them to cyber security professions. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of cyber security professionals in the nation as currently the USA has a shortage of Cybersecurity professionals in the workplace.
The Computer Science department has received official approval from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity. This degree will be the first to be offered completely online by the department and is designed to address the shortage of trained cybersecurity workers in organizational settings. This program is scheduled to begin January 2015.