Computer Science and Information Systems


Within the Division of Computing and Information Technology, academic computing provides access to diverse computing resources. These resources include Linux workstations and file servers, Microsoft Windows networks and computer laboratories, and access to a VMS system supporting an Oracle database system. More than 20 computer laboratories supporting PC, Macintosh, and Linux systems are available on campus for open access and instructional needs.

Winthrop's host computers have an assortment of programming languages such as:

  • C, C++
  • Fortran
  • Java
  • LISP
  • Pascal
  • Visual Basic

Microcomputer networks and laboratories provide computing resources for support of instructional and research applications. Typical applications include:

  • Communications
  • Database management
  • Desktop publishing
  • Graphics
  • Mathematical computation
  • Spreadsheet analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Word processing

Specific applications include:

  • Frontpage
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office Premium
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • SPSS

All central campus buildings and residence halls are connected to the campus network and Internet through fiber optic cable. Students are provided with consolidated computing services including:

  • Central server storage space
  • Personal Web pages
  • Web-based e-mail

The Academic Computing Center also provides computer access for visually impaired students.