This institute strives to excel if four areas. Thier undergraduate programs are designed to train computer scientists, information technologists, and software engineers. The goal of the graduate program is to provide research-based training. their department is committed to good research programs that are used to better Iowa and the nation. Lastly, both the students and the faculty contribute to multiple parts of the community through things like aiding K-12 teachers and students, and contributing to open source software projects.
The degree in computer science provides a solid foundation for future careers in algorithms, software and hardware development, computing, and networking. The college has an excellent record of graduates finding jobs and being accepted to graduate school. Internships are strongly encouraged for computer science students, and often lead to full-time employment after graduation. Computer science students here can also pursue individual research projects and work one-on-one with a professor in a specialized field.