Why Choose MUCS

Why Choose MUCS

  1. Millersville University has taught Computer Science classes since 1963. We have offered the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science since 1975. See General Information.
  2. We are nationally acredited by the Computing Accreditation Board of ABET, www.abet.org.
  3. Student Information:
    • We have a low student/faculty ratio. Computer Science classes will have at most 30 students, usually 20 - 25, in the class (we do not have classes of 50, 75, or 100 like some of the larger Universities).
    • Approximately 10% of Computer Science majors are women.
  4. Every Computer Science course for CS majors at MU is 4 credits. Each can meet in a closed lab. Our teaching laboratories will have only 1 student per computer - no doubling up students per computer during lab sessions.
  5. Every Computer Science class is taught by a Computer Science Professor (not a graduate teaching assistant).
  6. Our faculty are Computer Scientists and have earned Doctoral and Master's degrees in Computer Science from the following institutions:
    • City University of New York (CUNY)
    • Temple University
    • University of Delaware
    • University of Maryland
  7. Our faculty are practicing Computer Scientists who are active researchers, connected with the larger computer science community, and contributors to the frontiers of the field.
  8. We have state-of-the-art computer equipment and laboratories.
  9. We have four computer labs exclusively for Computer Science majors:
    • The CSPC computer lab with 27 Workstations running Windows.
    • The CSLINUX computer lab with 27 Workstations running Linux.
    • The IML (Intelligent Machines lab) lab with computers running Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
    • The Adaptive Computing Lab with systems with specialized equipment for human-computer interfacing applications.
  10. We have some very challenging advanced upper level courses in Computer Science:
    • CS375 - Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality.
    • CS395 - Computer Networks.
    • CS406 - Topics in Computer Science
    • CS415 - Computer and Network Security.
    • CS419 - Mobile Application Development.
    • CS420 - Software Engineering.
    • CS425 - Human Computer Interfacing.
    • CS426 - Adaptive Computing.
    • CS435 - Compiler Construction.
    • CS450 - Artificial Intelligence.
    • CS456 - Robotics and Computer Vision.
    • CS466 - Database Management Systems
    • CS467 - Analysis of Algorithms.
    • CS475 - 3D Game Prog. and Computer Animation.
    • CS476 - Parallel Programming.
  11. We have received nearly $800,000 in National Science Foundation (NSF) and other external agency funding.
  12. Because we do not have a graduate degree program, advanced projects are integrated into the curriculum and are focused on the undergraduate student.
  13. Almost all graduate school bound Computer Science majors engage in an advanced project at some level during their years at Millersville.
  14. Our graduates have gone to graduate school and earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at quality Universities nationwide.
  15. Our graduates have been hired by quality corporations and institutions nationwide.
  16. The University provides free tutorial services for computer science classes.
  17. Millersville University has a very successful Cooperative Education program which offers qualified students the opportunity to gain invaluable experience by working in a salaried job in business and industry during their undergraduate years. A coop experience can foster additional motivation in study, personal development, and a significant edge when seeking permanent employment.
  18. The Computer Science department accommodates and fosters cultural diversity.
  19. All resources, time, funding, and energy are focused on doing one thing extremely well, namely:

To Provide an Excellent Undergraduate Computer Science Degree Program.