TAMIU Adds New Minor in Computer Science
Texas A&M International University has recently added one more way
to help area residents achieve their dreams through the creation of a
minor in computer science.
The new minor, approved in Fall 2003, will help students secure jobs
in the ever growing computer science industry, said Dr. En-Bing Lin, chair
of the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Mathematical and Physical
Dr. Lin also said the minor was the first step towards offering a Bachelor
of Science degree in computer science.
"A recent survey among local high school students indicated a substantial
interest in pursuing a degree program in computer science. In fact, a
random poll of 280 area high school students indicated 35 (12.5%) of those
polled would like to study towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
degree program at Texas A&M International University," explained
He said three students have already declared computer science as their
minor/supporting field and he expects to have three more each semester.
To cater to the needs of the minor and to establish a computer science
degree program, he said it is necessary to hire new faculty.
"Currently, Dr. Firooz Khosraviyani has a joint appointment in
Computer Science and Mathematics. We are now interviewing computer science
faculty candidates and hopefully we will hire new faculty in this area
soon," said Lin.
For more information about the TAMIU minor in computer science, please
contact Lin at 326.2567, visit offices in the Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall, room
303 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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