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Beyond the Classroom


Honors Program

The Honors Program provides rigorous undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology curriculum aimed at students who go above and beyond the required assignments in their curriculum to further their knowledge in the field of technology. The aim of the program is to instill strong critical thinking, leadership, and scholarship skills in students through advanced work and robust faculty guidance.

To qualify for the undergraduate Computer Science and Information Technology Honors Program, students must have completed at least 60 hours of coursework with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Once admitted into the Honors Program, a student must satisfy the following requirements to earn the degree with honors:

1. Have a GPA of 3.6 or higher at graduation

2. Hold leadership role in departmental student organizations for at least one year

3. Take at least 9 hours of upper-division honored classes in their field of study. A grade of “B” or better required for the honored classes.

To honor a class:

a) The student must seek permission from the instructor of the class before enrolling, and

b) The student and the instructor of the class must agree to criteria for honoring the class in writing. Some examples of criteria are conducting research, extra assignments or projects, and participation in instructor assigned curricular or extracurricular activities

4. Make an oral presentation at a public event on a topic related to a student’s field of study OR submit written work on a topic related to a student’s field of study to a workshop, conference, or journal. 

Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence

Department of Computing & Technology is proud to be an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

"The Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) Program was established in 2005 to meet the nation’s demand for a diverse cadre of professionals to carry out national security priorities and obligations. The IC requires a diverse, professionally competitive, and knowledgeable workforce to successfully accomplish its mission. The intent of the IC CAE Program is to increase the pool of competitive, diverse, applicants, and to increase awareness of the IC mission and culture throughout ethnically and geographically diverse communities."

More:

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/iccae

https://www.dni.gov/index.php/careers/student-opportunities

Student Internship Program

The Student Internship Program provides students with quality avenues for career exploration and valuable work experience opportunities. An internship experience provides them with first-hand knowledge of what employers expect regarding skill levels, attitudes, and work climate-all of which are necessary components for successful employment.

The internship also gives students an opportunity to creatively use their developing skills while functioning as a part of a business/non-profit team. The goal of the program is to place students with organizations that provide hands-on experiences related to their major. Those learning experiences should enable students to make informed career decisions.

Cameron University’s Department of Computing and Technology allows students to get college credit for completing an internship. A student can get up to six (6) hours of credit in Computer Science or Information Technology degree.

If you would like to earn credit for an internship experience, please follow the steps below:

1. Carefully read the Department’s Internship Handbook.

2. Find an internship in your area of study. You can find an internship on your own by using your contacts or by contacting employers. You can also use College Central Network (https://www.cameron.edu/student-development/career_services/ccn). Additionally, the department posts information about some internships via the Computing and Technology Majors Blackboard course.

3. Find a faculty advisor to mentor the internship experience. The faculty advisor will also connect you with the department’s Internship Coordinator.

4. Complete, sign, and provide the documentation needed to set up an internship course to the Internship Coordinator.

5. International students must contact the office of International Student Services before seeking approval for an internship.

CAT Internship Handbook