Why study Computer Information Science at Washburn?

If you want to build a career in programming, networking, database administration, web development, documentation, or quality assurance, our bachelor’s degree options will give you the foundational skills to make it happen. Because the computer science courses are the same in both degrees, work with your advisor to determine which is best for your goals.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $151,150on campus
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What sets CIS at Washburn apart?

  • Computer science majors have broad-based skills preparing them for varied career paths. You’ll learn from experts in the field, not graduate students, in small classes.
  • Find your people on campus with the Student Computing Association.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to complete original research with faculty mentors, and present your research at a conference.
  • Scholarships are available for first-time students, transfer students, and continuing students in this program.
  • Internships and cooperative experience opportunities are available for qualifying students. Work with your advisor to learn more about these 1-3 semester work-experience options.

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Student/faculty ratio


Qualities for success



Persistence and patience

Communication and collaboration 

Graduate with experience


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Computer Information Sciences at Washburn

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Data Science

  • This concentration is the best for you if you want to work with big data and analytics.
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Digital Forensics

  • This concentration is the best for you if you want to work as part of a crime lab team, or in cybersecurity.
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AA in Computer Information Science

  • This degree path is right for you if you want to be able to get to work in the field as quickly as possible. It is common for students to continue to a bachelor’s degree.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Computer Information Sciences

Department of Computer Information Sciences
Stoffer, Room 304
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1739

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