Attention all CS Students: Be Aware of Curriculum and Prefix Changes
There have been some major changes to the Computer Science curriculum that effect all students regardless of your catalog year. Please review the Curriculum Transition Slides
to see how the changes will effect you. If you have any questions about how these changes will effect you be sure to meet with your advisor to review your degree plan.
Effective for Fall 2014 registration, the Computer Science Department has changed the prefix on all of it’s courses to CS. This change affects the way courses are listed in PeopleSoft. When you search for classes in PeopleSoft for Fall 2014, be sure that you are searching for them under “CS Computer Science” instead of “Computer Science”.
Several graduate assistantships are available for Spring and Fall. Students must apply for Masters in Computer Science by Nov. 15th or March 15th for full consideration.
One of the more recent fields of academic study, computer science is fundamental in today’s digital world. Almost every major challenge facing our world is turning to computing for a solution, from conquering disease to eliminating hunger, from improving education to protecting the environment. Medical imaging and other medical software applications are revolutionizing the practice of medicine, mobile devices are transforming the way people live and communicate, web search engines have become a ubiquitous part of our every day lives. Computing has enabled discovery in areas previously untapped such as unraveling the mysteries of DNA via the Human Genome Project, and exploration of the farthest reaches of the universe with the Hubble telescope. None of these discoveries would be possible without developments in computer science. In another ten to fifteen years, it is expected that all major systems and infrastructure in the world will be controlled by software. Software engineers and computer science will play a critical role in this transformation.
Boise Tech Scene: A Day in the Life
Ever thought about moving to Boise, ID? This short video (5 minutes) provides snapshots of the lives of several of the personalities working inside the Boise Valley’s tech companies. Featured in the video is Will Foster, CS Alumni. Google+