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INFORMATION SESSION FOR DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & Info. TECHNOLOGY. WELCOME TO Roosevelt University. Dr. Ken Mihavics Department Chair & Assoc. Professor Dept. of Computer Science & Info. Technology (312) 281-3124 or (847) 619-8985 KMihavic@roosevelt.edu.

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information session for department of computer science info technology
INFORMATION SESSION FOR

DEPARTMENT OF

COMPUTER SCIENCE &

Info. TECHNOLOGY

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

welcome to roosevelt university
WELCOME TORoosevelt University
  • Dr. Ken Mihavics
  • Department Chair & Assoc. Professor

Dept. of Computer Science

& Info. Technology

  • (312) 281-3124 or (847) 619-8985
  • KMihavic@roosevelt.edu

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what are we talking about tonight
What are we talking about tonight?
  • Set your Goals high
  • Invest in yourself, your Education unempl. rate =+3% & -$30K w/o degree
  • Plan your Future
  • Roosevelt can help you get there!

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information technology it
Information Technology - IT
  • Tremendous career opportunities (what you can think vs. what you can do…)
  • Good people in demand (economy is growing)
  • Good salaries (BS/BA: 45-50, MS: 50-60)
  • Technology is here to stay
  • Retraining common & necessary

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us news world report
“US News & World Report”

TRENDS:

  • IT is a good field for careers (women & minorities)
  • Companies switching from large to small computers (even mobile systems)
  • Optical networks are linking clusters of PCs to form powerful computers (distrib./grid computing)

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us dept of labor
US Dept of Labor
  • 48% more IT workers needed from 2006 to 2016 US US Dept of Labor Statistics:
  • #1 Network sys. & data comm. analysts 53%
  • #2 Personal & home care aides 51%
  • #3 Home health aides 49%
  • #4 Computer software engineers 45%
  • ACT test: “only 5% choose CS as major”
  • Top growth occupations: data base admin., sys. analysts, business analysts, computer engineers, web developers, net. engineers, security specialists, data warehousing

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computer science is a restless infant
“Computer Science is a Restless Infant”
  • More info produced by computers in last 50 years than previous 5,000
  • Computer Dictionary (374 pgs from A to Z)
  • Chip power doubles every 18 months (Moore’s Law) (vs. Tom Watson – IBM)
  • PC in 1980 = 4 MHZ; now 3.6 GHZ (x1000)
  • PC in 1980 = 640K ram; now = 6.0 GB (x10000)

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data storage capabilities
Data Storage Capabilities:
  • Herman Hollerith punch card (1890) –80 characters
  • IBM 96 column card – (1970)
  • Computer tape reel – 2.4 MB (1980)
  • PC hard-drive (1993) – 100MB
  • USB Flash Drive (today) – 32 GB

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digital convergence
Digital Convergence
  • Marriage of the phone, TV, radio, music player and computer (iPhone almost there)
  • Wireless/Voice recognition applications & products
  • >70% of American homes have a computer (slightly less w/ internet connections)
  • Critical connectivity!

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bill gates the road ahead
Bill Gates (The Road Ahead)
  • “The only thing that stays the same...”
  • Digital cash (e.g. PayPal)
  • Friction free capitalism (e-commerce)
  • 800 satellites (wireless communications)
  • SOHO (and telecommuting)

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factory of the future humor time
FACTORY OF THE FUTURE (Humor Time)
  • Only 2 employees, Human and a Dog
  • A Human to feed the Dog, and a Dog to keep the Human from touching the equipment

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why roosevelt
Why Roosevelt??

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1 facilities state of the art
1 - Facilities-State of the Art
  • Chicago’s Gage Building (Center for Professional Advancement, 2001)
  • Robin Campus (Schaumburg, 1998, full-service location with 18 acre campus)
  • Auditorium Building & Theater (1945)
  • Chicago University Center Dorms (Fall 2004)
  • New building (Spring 2012)
  • Labs, Classrooms (wireless technology)
  • New Hardware, Latest Software
  • Unix Lab / Apple Mac Lab
  • Small class sizes (about 16) – lots of individualized attention

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Location, Location, Location:

Chicago

“The City

that Works”

Roosevelt’s Campus on Michigan Avenue

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Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit

Roosevelt’s Landmark Auditorium Theater Campus

on Michigan Avenue, facing Lake Michigan & Millenium Park

2 outstanding faculty
2 – Outstanding Faculty

FullTime Faculty = 9, 7 with PhD

Artificial Intelligence

Robotics

Satellite Communications

Distributed Data Bases

Software Engineering

BioInformatics

Human/Computer Interaction

Fuzzy Logic

Network Technology/Security

All courses faculty taught (No Teaching Assistants leading a class)

3 staff dedicated
3 – Staff - Dedicated

CST advisor

Full time Lab Manager

Helpful Graduate Assistants in the labs

Full service, Comprehensive University (Both in Schaumburg & Chicago)

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roosevelt university is made up of 5 colleges
Roosevelt University is made up of 5 Colleges:

1 – College of Performing Arts

2 - College of Business

3 - College of Education

4 - College of Arts & Sciences

5 – University College (cont. ed.)

Even if you change your major...

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4 curriculum leading edge computer science telecommunications
4 – Curriculum – Leading Edge** Computer Science /** Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Arts (IT w/ 3 concentrations)
  • Bachelor of Science (CS or Network Computing)
  • Bachelor Professional Studies (age > 24 yrs)
  • Master of Science (CS)
  • Certificates (Grad & Undergrad)

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bachelor of arts it 3 conc
Bachelor of Arts (IT / 3 conc.)

Common core courses:

  • Math 116 or 121 (finite or college alg.)
  • CST 150 – CS I (structured logic, C++)
  • CST 250 – CS II (algorithms, objects, C++)
  • CST 246 or 270 – Data Com. Or Sys. Analysis & Design
  • CST 333 or 386 – Database Systems or Info. Retr.
  • CST 318 or 365 – Unix or Net. Application Dev. (using Java)

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bachelor of arts it 3 tracks
Bachelor of Arts (IT / 3 tracks)

3 Concentrations (each w/ an optional minor):

  • Net. Apps. (Unix, OOP w/ .NET framework, Web Data Apps.)
  • IT Mgmt (Data Com., Proj. Mgmt, Software Engineering, electives)
  • Database / Data Assurance (Software Engineering, Data Com., Data Bases, Security)

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bachelor of science cs
Bachelor of Science (CS)

Req. CST courses:

  • CST 150 – CS I (structured logic, C++)
  • CST 250 – CS II (algorithms, objects, C++)
  • CST 280 – CS III / Data Structures
  • CST 317 – Operating Systems
  • CST 333 – Database Design
  • CST 372 – Programming Languages
  • CST 381 – Intelligent Systems
  • CST 386 – Information Retrieval
  • CST 387 – Algorithm Design

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bachelor of science cs1
Bachelor of Science (CS)

Req. Minor in Mathematics:

  • Math 122 – Pre-Calculus
  • Math 231 – Calculus I
  • Math 232– Calculus II
  • Math 217 – Probability & Stats.
  • Math 245 – Discrete Structures
  • Math 300 – Linear Algebra

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bachelor of science net c
Bachelor of Science (Net.C.)

Req. CST courses:

  • CST 150 – CS I (structured logic, C++)
  • CST 246 – Data Com I
  • CST 318 – Intro. to Unix
  • CST 333 – Database Systems
  • CST 352 – Network Design
  • CST 354 – Local Area Networks
  • CST 365 – Net. Applications Development

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bachelor of science net c1
Bachelor of Science (Net. C.)

Req. Math Courses:

  • Math 121 – College Algebra
  • Math 217 – Probability & Stats.

Optional Minor in Mathematics:

  • Math 122 – Pre-Calculus
  • Math 231 – Calculus I
  • Math 245 – Discrete Structures
  • Math electives > 203 (two of these)

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bps cs or net computing
BPS – CS or Net. Computing
  • Accelerated Bachelors for adult ed.
  • Fully regionally accredited degree
  • Gen. Ed. Requirements replaced w/ topical seminars (e.g. N. Science)
  • Major includes same CST course offerings as traditional degree options

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master of science cs
Master of Science (CS)

Req. CST courses:

  • Undergrad. Prereq’s: CST 150, 250, 280, and Math 245
  • At least 33 semester hours of grad. course work
  • With at least 18 semester hours from the advanced core/electives/capstone lists
  • Courses chosen w/ advisor. For details see: http://cs.roosevelt.edu/academics/ms_cs.htm

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certificates
Certificates
  • Available for both undergrad/grad levels
  • Available for CS / Net. Comp. / Telecom
  • Advantages:
    • Can be earned more rapidly
    • Course credits can be applied toward a degree program

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5 students almost 1 000 cst alumni world wide
5 – Students (almost 1,000 CST alumni world-wide)

Dedicated

Career oriented

Studious

Diverse (72 countries)

Ages 15-65

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put it all together 5 excellent reasons to come to roosevelt university
Put It All Together (5 excellent reasons to come to Roosevelt University)

1 - FACILITIES

2 - FACULTY

3 - STAFF

4 - CURRICULUM

5 - STUDENTS

Roosevelt University = “A Gutsy Little University Doing Cool Things...”

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final thoughts
Final Thoughts……
  • Average class size = 16
  • 340 CST enrollments in Fall 2009
  • Tough, Rigorous standards (no “easy A”). A high quality program
  • Average age = 29 (many working in industry, but also for younger students)
  • Day/Evening/Weekend classes

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more final thoughts that we are proud of
More Final Thoughts That We Are Proud Of…
  • US News….RU #1 in diversity in Midwest
  • RU ranked 35 out of 190 colleges with most Computer Science PhD graduates (Carnegie report 1985-1995)
  • 25 % women (better than average for CS)
  • Number One in Illinois with African-American MS CS graduates and 9th in U.S.
  • Robert Miner Gift for Scholarships

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i am i can i will

“I am, I can, I will…”

Roosevelt University is the difference between where you are &

where you want to be!

430 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL

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on behalf of all the members of cst thanks for visiting roosevelt university
On behalf of all the members of CST, thanks for visiting Roosevelt University.
  • Our namesake….F.D.R.

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The Conclusion:

Raise your career prospects at

RooseveltUniversity

We hope to see you soon!

we sincerely appreciate your time attention

We sincerely appreciate your time & attention.

More info: cs.roosevelt.edu

Questions...????

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