About CC&IS and Regis University

About the College of Computer and Information Sciences

Regis University’s College of Computer and Information Science (CC&IS) provides bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as certificates across a variety of computing and information fields. CC&IS is devoted to helping students develop skills that advance their careers as well as to find the inspiration to make positive changes to the world around them.

Some of the reasons students choose Regis University’s College of Computer and Information Sciences over other universities include:

  • U S New Best Colleges 2015Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): The Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Networking degrees at Regis are the only ABET accredited programs of their kind that are offered online or in-person.
  • National Center of Excellence in IA Education: CC&IS has been designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since 2007.
  • One of the Largest Programs in Computing: According to the National Science Foundation, Regis University has consistently ranked among the top 10 percent producing institutions of bachelor and master degrees in Computer Science over the past 10 years.
  • Top-ranked Nationally: Regis University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top University in the West for the past 20 years.

See what some of our students and faculty are saying about the College of Computer and Information Sciences in the video below.

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TOM VOSBERG: Hi, I'm Tom Vosperg. I'm a recent Regis graduate.

DARYL KENT: My name is Daryl Kent. I'm a senior director with Hitachi Data Systems.

MOHAMED LOFTY: Well, I'm Mohamed Lofty. I'm the chair for the Computer Science and Math Department at the School of Computer and Information Sciences.

KARINA KANAPKA: My name is Karina Kanapka. I'm here doing the database technologies master's program.

DOUGLAS HART: My name is Douglas Hart. I am the lead faculty for the Software Engineering Program.

DAN LIKARISH: I'm Dan Likarish, program chair for Information Technology, and lead faculty for Systems Engineering and Information Assurance.

SHARI PLANTZ-MASTERS: I'm Shari Plantz-Masters. I'm the assistant professor in charge of the Database Technologies graduate program, as well as the Information Technology Management graduate program.

DENISE DUNCAN: I'm Denise Duncan. I'm in the School of Computing Information Sciences at Regis University. And I manage the undergraduate Computer Information Systems program, and also the Business Technology Management program.

DEBRA WYCOFF: My name is Debra Wycoff. I graduated from Regis just this year with a master's degree in information technology.

STAMOS KARAMOUZIS: I'm Stamos Karamouzis. I'm the Dean of the School of Computer and Information Sciences at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.


Our university – Regis - is a Jesuit university that - since 1877 - is well known for its quality of programs, and well recognized for the quality of instruction that delivers, that it's based on 400 years of tradition of Jesuit academic record.

MOHAMED LOFTY: It's one of the earliest technology programs offered at Regis University. The foundation of the program is built on solid computer science, education, following the IEEE and ACM curricula guidelines.

STAMOS KARAMOUZIS: We are one of the biggest programs in computing throughout the nation. According to data from the National Science Foundation, we are one of the top 5% institutions in terms of the number of bachelor's degrees and master's degrees produced throughout the nation. So our impact in educating computer professionals is very significant, not only throughout Colorado, but also throughout the nation.

I'm very excited to say that our emphasis in providing quality education, it's been reflected in the recognition we received from outside Regis, outside our school, but also gets translated into or gets reflected to the partnerships that we have. And we have a number of partnerships with different other institutions. We have partnerships with industry. And at many different levels, all these partnerships are a testament of their quality that we provide.

PATTY COOPERSMITH: Since 2005, Regis University has been one of our key partners. Regis University right now offers five different master's degrees for students, which is a really great, flexible option for our students. There's a master of Science and Information Assurance, which is very popular, and four other master's degrees that are all related to information technology. So Regis has been a really good partner of ours for the last few years in these different security areas. They have worked very hard to map their courses to ours and make sure that our students are getting a great education at Regis University.

STAMOS KARAMOUZIS: We are members of the Oracle Academic Alliance. It's a different kind of partnership that helps our students-- in particular, the students in our database curriculum-- so they are not only able to get the theory of database development and administration, but they do get the hands-on experience with the particular Oracle platform.

SHARI PLANTZ-MASTERS: We focus on the adult learner. So we really are careful to make sure that what we're doing makes sense to them and what they do every day.

DOUGLAS HART: Well, for Regis University as a whole, our program is different from other universities - in that we really do focus on adult education using an accelerated program.

KARINA KANAPKA: I've enjoyed it. My first class was online, and that allowed me the flexibility to continue my work schedule and also run my kids around.

SHARI PLANTZ-MASTERS: We recognize that our adult learners have full time jobs. Most of them have families and obligations outside of the classroom that they're trying to manage. And so while we're cognizant of that and we work to make that balance easier for them, we don't shortchange them on the academics.

MOHAMED LOFTY: The computer science program is one of the few computer science programs that offer accelerated online and classroom classes. And also, the program is distinguished by its six times being offered through the year. So students can enter the program anytime during the year.

DENISE DUNCAN: Regis is very focused on quality. And that was one of the reasons that I was attracted to Regis University. I came from industry, and we're very focused on quality and keeping up with technology. So we have degrees that you can take completely in the classroom, online, or a combination of both. So we can have students who enrolled in our programs throughout the entire world.

SHARI PLANTZ-MASTERS: Well, even though the economy is a little tough and jobs are scarce, we're finding that our students have a lot of job opportunities for them. Information technology is something that's used in almost every organization.

DAN LIKARISH: Anywhere there's a database, which they are ubiquitous, anywhere there's a database, you're going to see a demand for information assurance.

SHARI PLANTZ-MASTERS: Because information technology is pervasive - it's in every industry - our students come from and go into just about any industry you can think about.

MOHAMED LOFTY: The Bureau of Labor Statistics actually predicts that by the year 2016, there will be a need for 2.1 million IT jobs in the area of professional, scientific, and technological services.

DOUGLAS HART: Many of our students are headed into software development positions. The program here prepares them for senior level software development positions. With the experience, students can then move into software architecture-type positions within their organizations.

SHARI PLANTZ-MASTERS: So they're in just about every industry. And how do we help them? We help them just by preparing them to be in the real world.

THOMAS VOSBERG: I apply what I've learned in Regis on the job almost every day. And I found the Regis program critical in giving me the technical background that was necessary for me to be successful in my new role.

KARINA KANAPKA: It's really filling and a lot of that IT knowledge that I really needed to pursue my career in IT.

DARYL KENT: It's something that I would recommend for anyone, young or old, as a valuable experience for their life.

THOMAS VOSBERG: I think anyone who undertakes furthering their education as an adult learner makes a commitment to a journey. And to do that, you need to have a clear vision of where you want to go, and a sense of being supported along the way.

DARYL KENT: The program helped me professionally and be a better contributor, because the classes I took were directly applicable to the job I was doing at the time, and have stayed applicable for 30 years since.

MOHAMED LOFTY: The computing program actually is one of these disciplines that actually enables you to have a stable career and a job. Computing is the job of the present and the job of the future.


About Regis University

Regis University was founded in 1877 in Las Vegas, Nev., as Las Vegas College. The College was renamed Regis University in 1921 in honor of St. John Francis Regis, a French Jesuit and saint best known for his work with marginalized women and children. He was recognized as a saint by Pope Clement XII in 1737.

Regis University is now located in Denver, Colorado, with additional campuses throughout the state. Regis is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, and has been nationally recognized as a leader in higher education for adult learners, as well as a pioneer in online learning.

The motto on the University’s seal, "Men and Women in Service of Others," exemplifies Regis' mission and the elevated purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge to impact the world, as well as the desire of our faculty and staff to be of service to students and the community.

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