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ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF COMPUTING & INFORMATICS (CCI)

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) will combine the strengths and assets of Drexel's many existing undergraduate, graduate and professional computing and informatics programs. It will begin enrolling new students in the Fall of 2014.

Led by founding Dean David E. Fenske, CCI will serve as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing and informatics activities by uniting the faculty, professional staff and students from The iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology; the Department of Computer Science formerly housed within the College of Engineering; and the Department of Computing and Security Technology formerly housed in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.

In addition to its undergraduate programs, the College of Computing and Informatics will continue to offer a Master of Science degree in library and information science, as well as master's degree programs in computing, software engineering, health care informatics and related areas. It will also provide a number of professional development opportunities in diverse areas such as archival studies, competitive intelligence and knowledge management, digital libraries, youth services, cyber law and policy, cybersecurity and homeland security management.

The College will also offer a Doctor of Philosophy degree in computer science and one in information studies. The new college also addresses important research needs in areas such as library science, software engineering and big data. Those efforts will be led by an outstanding faculty that includes 11 recipients of Early Career Awards from the National Science Foundation.

The College is committed to contributing to the growth and development of the computing and informatics professions through programs like co-operative business partnerships, outreach, and our founding membership in The iSchools Caucus, an exclusive alliance of colleges dedicated to advancing the information field in the 21st Century.