The School of Computing and Informatics offers six degree programs among three academic units: the Center for Advanced Computer Studies, Computer Science program, and Informatics program. We have 30 faculty members with teaching and research expertise in all major branches of computer science, computer engineering, and informatics.
You can choose from a diverse set of courses every semester and have access to state-of-the-art facilities in James R. Oliver Hall, the newest academic building on UL Lafayette’s campus. Our school has strong relationships with local and national technology companies that actively seek out our graduates for internships and careers.
As of Fall 2014 the School of Computing and Informatics have 531 undergraduates and 205 graduate students. On average, there are approximately 35 students per semester graduating in either computer science or informatics, and roughly 20 graduating per semester with either a masters or doctoral degree.
At the School of Computing and Informatics at UL Lafayette, we work with industry in designing and implementing computer-based hardware and software solutions to data, computation, and telecommunication issues. We have diverse interests that all work together in research to improve the quality of health for South Louisiana.
The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS)
The mission of CACS at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to provide quality, cutting-edge educational experiences to computing majors at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. The Center aims to provide students with strong conceptual foundations (theoretical and experimental), and also expose them to the forefront of the developments in the field of computing. Recognizing the applicability of computing to all fields of knowledge and practice, the Center will provide a variety of degrees and programs at each of the degree levels, and will cooperate with other units of the University to provide interdisciplinary degree programs. CACS is the research arm of the School of Computing and Informatics that supports graduate education at the master’s and doctoral levels. CACS is responsible for conducting world-class research supported by outside grants. Our students, particularly at the doctoral level, are engaged in all stages of research. CACS offers graduate level courses in computation, computer architecture, algorithms, cybersecurity, and more.
Master of Science in Informatics
The School of Computing and Informatics offers the state's only Master of Science in Informatics.
Computer Science Undergraduate Program
This program offers the B.S. degree in computer science, with concentrations in cognitive science, computer engineering, information technology, scientific computing, and video game design and development.
Informatics Undergraduate Program
The Informatics Program offers the B.S. degree in informatics, with concentrations in business informatics, health informatics, media technology, systems administration, and web development. The Program also offers an individualized concentration, which is intended to support the education of Informatics students whose professional and personal interests go beyond what is offered by way of the other concentrations.