Academics

Join an interdisciplinary community of scholars and students who are able to think beyond existing boundaries. Our faculty members are experts in their field who will help you develop essential problem-solving skills that are necessary in an evolving discipline.

Undergraduate Studies

Our programs prepare students for positions as computer scientists and data scientists in business, industry and government, or for graduate study. We also support the general education of all URI students in computing, cybersecurity, data science and statistics, by providing them with practical knowledge to strengthen their programs of study.

Undergraduate Minors

Computer science, cyber security, and data analysis are in demand across industries. We offer minor programs of study in computer science, statistics, digital forensics, data science, web programming, and cyber security that can be paired with most majors.        

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Scholarship Opportunities

Several scholarship opportunities exist for students both enrolled at URI and those seeking to enroll from other institutions. These scholarships are supported by different programs within the department. Students are encouraged to speak with the faculty supervisors for these scholarships and learn how to get involved.

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Graduate Studies

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, an M.S. degree in Statistics, graduate certificate in Cyber Security, and a PSM degree in Cyber Security. Our programs are committed to meeting the needs of both industry professionals and full-time graduate students. For selected full-time students, the department may offer teaching and research assistantships that pay a stipend and cover tuition, fees, and insurance.


Academic Centers

Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center

DFCSC Website

The University of Rhode Island Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center (DFCSC) is a recognized national leader, supporting state, national, and international public welfare through education, research, training, and service in forensic investigations and securing information systems. The Center provides cutting-edge, comprehensive programs in both fields and conducts research to develop algorithms, tools and techniques for digital forensics and cyber security investigations.

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The URI DFCSC is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.