Educating Computer Professionals Since opening in 2007, the School of Computer & Information Sciences has prepared its graduates to meet the demands of one of the fastest growing job sectors in the nation. Jobs in computer and information technology are projected to increase 22 percent by the end of the decade. It’s with that in mind we now enter a new, exciting, and challenging era offering our students classroom and online programs enabling them to learn how to use technology and information sciences to best meet the needs of global organizations. SCIS graduate students choose from six programs. Five are available in an accelerated classroom and online format with focuses on Information Assurance, Database Technologies, Information Technology Management, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering. The M.S. in Software Engineering and Database Technologies (also accelerated) is jointly offered exclusively online by Regis University and the University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland. One of our most popular programs is the M.S. in Information Assurance with an emphasis in Cyber Security addressing the demand for qualified IT security professionals. Threats to networks, applications and data are growing. According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released in 2010, Information Security Analysts employment requirements are growing at a rate of 37 percent through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage in 2012? $86,170. In fact, based on salary data from the Colorado Department of Higher Education and College Measures, Regis’ Computer & Information Sciences bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients have the highest median first-year earnings compared to their peers from other Colorado universities. What is it that draws people to study at the School of Computer & Information Sciences here at Regis? It’s not just the promising job outlook. It’s our multifaceted approach to the field that sets us apart. It’s no secret that jobs in this field are growing, especially in Colorado, and that organizations are looking for skilled individuals with specific knowledge to solve problems. What our program offers, though, is something more than just skill-based learning; we offer a bigger picture, thanks to our Jesuit heritage, that gives you the skills you need, but also the context and perspective to use them in a way that sets you apart from your peers. You’ll learn not only valuable knowledge about enterprise software development, database administration, cyber forensics and more, but also how to be an effective leader and valuable employee beyond your technical skill set. That’s a value that can’t be outsourced. I am extremely proud of our Academic Research Enterprise Network (ARNe). Students complete their laboratory assignments using mobile and desktop computing wherever they are. Since 2001, students access state-of-the-art software through their browser using the SCIS Cloud. I am equally proud of our faculty, who are leaders in their industries (manufacturing, communication service providers, health care, defense contractors, federal, state, and local governments, etc.). Each brings his and her knowledge and experience to the classroom to help students apply what they are learning to the real world. SCIS Partnerships and Accreditations: In addition to the experience our faculty bring to the classroom, SCIS also boasts several partnerships with key industry leaders, government agencies and other academic institutions that provide enhanced learning opportunities for students, which are particularly beneficial in a competitive job market. Our partners include: Oracle SAP Microsoft VMware Citrix National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland University Technology of Jamaica The Department of Homeland Security The National Security Agency The National Defense University iCollege SCIS has also been designated a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Three of our undergraduate programs are ABET accredited: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Networking. The B.S. in Business Technology Management degree is a combined business and IT program. Questions? Visit us at Clarke Hall, suite 339 on Regis’ main campus in Denver. About the Dean Donald Archer had been the assistant dean of the School of Computer & Information Sciences since its inception. Professor Archer was appointed interim Dean in 2014. Don recently celebrated his 25th year with Regis University, where he began as an affiliate faculty while working in the telecommunication industry. After retiring from the business world, he served as the chair of the graduate Computer Information Systems program establishing it as the ninth-largest program conferring Master of Science degrees by the National Science Founation. With the establishment of the School of Computer & Information Sciences in September 2007, he was elected assistant dean by school’s faculty. Prior to making a career in academia, he served as director of education with US WEST Advanced Technologies at the Research Park on the Unversity of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado. He holds advanced degrees in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver and Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.