Regis University to Open Region’s First Dedicated College of Computer & Information Sciences
June 04, 2014
Regis University is making a move to meet the growing demands of the expanding computer industry by opening a new College of Computer & Information Sciences in fall 2014.
Regis University offers programs that cater to busy professionals, including flexible options for obtaining bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, or academic certificates in these areas of study:
- Computer Science
- Computer Networking
- Computer Information Systems
- Health Care Informatics and Information Management
- Business Technology Management
- Database Technologies
- Information Assurance
- Software Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Data Sciences
The College of Computer & Information Sciences is the first college in Colorado dedicated to the field. Currently, 1,950 students are enrolled in computer science-related fields at Regis. Regis also provides graduate certificates in information assurance; information assurance policy and management; agile technologies; cybersecurity; mobile software development; software engineering; systems engineering; health information management; and software engineering and database technologies.
The computer and information technology field is projected to add more than 800,000 jobs by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2018, it is estimated there will be 2.4 million STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) job openings. Additionally, health care professionals will take advantage of intersecting health informatics and management degrees, an ever-increasing field of study and requirement for health care agencies.
“We are thrilled to announce this news and excited about the enhanced role we will play in positioning students for success in this fast-growing field. By creating a dedicated college of study, we can expand upon our already strong leadership and offerings of computer information and sciences courses and continue to meet the needs of this rapidly changing industry,” said Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., president of Regis University.
The new college opens fall 2014, and students can enroll now. It will be housed primarily at Regis’ northwest Denver campus off 50th and Lowell. The university is in the process of hiring a founding academic dean.
Regis pioneered an innovative, dedicated online learning cloud platform that provides constant access to the latest software and technology, ensures continued educational evolution and enhances student learning outcomes. These efforts enable students to focus on a big-picture approach to the field while equipping them to affect real change at their organizations.
Regis is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The university engages industry experts, government and academia to prepare thousands of new students for careers in computer information and science industries.
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Colo., Regis provides a values-based liberal arts education offering professional certifications and degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.