The Villanova Department of Computing Sciences exists to support education and research across the broad spectrum of computing. The history of our department highlights the evolution of our vision and mission.
We currently have 14 full time faculty members, approximately 20 active adjunct faculty members, and 4 full time staff members. Our student body is made up of approximately 150 undergraduates and 190 graduate students.
In a typical semester, we have fewer than 25 students in each introductory course and average approximately 20 students in upper level courses. Classes are always taught by faculty members.
About 80 percent of our graduate students take classes part time while working full time at local industry. At least fifteen full time graduate students are supported with assistantships.
Undergraduate academic advising is accomplished by assigning a team of faculty advisors to each incoming class of students. That team continues to work with those students throughout their undergraduate years at Villanova, which allows the advisors to thoroughly understand each students situation. Graduate students are advised by the Graduate Program Director, with support from the department's graduate committee.
We offer and support a variety of academic programs leading to various degrees, minors, concentrations, and certificates. We use various assessment techniques to ensure a high level of quality.
Our undergraduate Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.