Jul 17, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Computing

  Center of Excellence





Department Chairs:

Computer Science & Game Design:  Chris Olson
Cyber Operations:


Josh Pauli, Wayne Pauli

Associate Professors:

Steve Graham, Tom Halverson, Stephen Krebsbach, Kevin Streff

Assistant Professors:

Barbara Myers, Austin O’Brien, Chris Olson, Ashley Podhradsky, Yong Wang


Kyle Cronin, Kathy Engbrecht, Mike Ham, Rob Honomichl, Pam Rowland, Josh Stroschein, Brent Tulloss


The mission of the College of Computing is to educate and prepare students to be life long learners and professionals in computer game design, computer science, cyber operations and network and security administration.  Inherent in the educational process is challenging individuals to develop information management skills, to think logically, and to make sound decisions. Information technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. This emphasis on information technology and faculty expertise provides the foundation for Dakota State University’s Center of Excellence.

The College offers a doctorate degree in Cyber Security; masters degrees in Cyber Security, Computer Science and Information Assurance and Computer Security; and baccalaureate degrees in Computer Game Design, Computer Science, Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration. Also, the college offers an Associate of Science degree in Network and Security Administration which articulates with the related four-year degree. DSU has a fast track program for certain majors. Students who might be eligible should contact the Department Chairs for the College of Computing. In addition to course work in the academic setting, the College provides opportunities for students to learn through work and consulting experience. Internships and supervised professional practices are available in most programs. 

Center of Excellence Honors Program

The Dakota State University Center of Excellence Honors Program targets high achieving students. Successful completion of the program requirements by the student will result in the student being designated “Center of Excellence Honors Graduate”. This designation will appear on the student’s transcripts, diplomas, and the commencement program. The full program can be found in the General Studies  section of this catalog.