Computing, Information, Mathematical Science & Technologies (CIMST)

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science

Why Choose Computer Science?

Computer science is rapidly changing the world. With new developments happening every day, a rigorous education combining the theory of information and computation with hands-on systems and software design is the key to success.

At CSU, we teach you the foundations of computer science, so you will be able to quickly adapt to new technologies. Beyond the fundamentals, CSU offers focused study in many areas of computer science, with courses on topics that include data mining, information security, artificial intelligence, and distributed computing.

CIMST Information Studies Options

Information Studies at CSU is concerned with the interrelationships among people, information, and technology.  Our programs are concerned with the creation, organization, representation, access, dissemination, preservation, and management of information and with the information technologies that enable its communication and utilization. Program participants learn how to leverage information and technology to improve the performance and effectiveness of individuals, groups, organizations and society. Our programs in library and information science, technology performance improvement studies, archives and records management, security and intelligence studies, and telecommunications management address the ethical, political, social, cultural and economic dimensions of information access and use.  We embrace scientific, technological and humanistic approaches to inquiry. Our graduates apply the knowledge and skills gained from their studies in a variety of settings including schools and educational institutions, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

The Master of Science in Library and Information Science program at Chicago State University is accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation, with the status of initial accreditation. The next comprehensive review visit is scheduled for Spring 2026.