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INFORMATION SESSION FOR DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & Info. TECHNOLOGY

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  1. INFORMATION SESSION FOR DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & Info. TECHNOLOGY ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  2. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  3. 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! ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  4. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  5. “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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  6. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  7. “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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  8. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  9. 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! ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  10. 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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  11. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  12. Why Roosevelt?? ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  13. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  14. Location, Location, Location: Chicago “The City that Works” Roosevelt’s Campus on Michigan Avenue

  15. Dedicated to the Enlightenment of the Human Spirit Roosevelt’s Landmark Auditorium Theater Campus on Michigan Avenue, facing Lake Michigan & Millenium Park

  16. 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)

  17. 3 – Staff - Dedicated CST advisor Full time Lab Manager Helpful Graduate Assistants in the labs Full service, Comprehensive University (Both in Schaumburg & Chicago) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  18. 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... ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  19. 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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  20. 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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  21. 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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  22. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  23. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  24. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  25. 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) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  26. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  27. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  28. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  29. 5 – Students (almost 1,000 CST alumni world-wide) Dedicated Career oriented Studious Diverse (72 countries) Ages 15-65 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  30. 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...” ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  31. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  32. 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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  33. “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 ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  34. On behalf of all the members of CST, thanks for visiting Roosevelt University. • Our namesake….F.D.R. ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION

  35. The Conclusion: Raise your career prospects at RooseveltUniversity We hope to see you soon!

  36. We sincerely appreciate your time & attention. More info: cs.roosevelt.edu Questions...???? ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY INFO SESSION