Internship Program


Our goal is to develop and maintain a mutually beneficial alliance between our department and the Michiana business community. Such an alliance will provide our students with the opportunity to experience the demands and excitement of solving real-world problems. Companies can benefit from faculty expertise, actively engage in technology transfer, and recruit from some of our most talented students. Our faculty can benefit from discourse and feedback from industry leaders, which we find crucial in improving and refining our overall academic program, course contents and teaching methods.

Internship Program:

As of Fall 1994, the Department of Computer and Information Sciences has offered an internship program to students with junior and senior standing. The students can enroll for up to 3 internship credits per semester and work in a supervised position at an approved organization. The requirements for a typical 3 credit internship can be satisfied by working for a minimum of 15 hours per week for a period of approximately 4 months (one semester). During this period the intern is jointly evaluated by his or her supervisor at work and the internship coordinator at IUSB.

About Our Students:

We have over 200 declared computer science majors, about 50 of whom are juniors and seniors and, therefore, eligible for internship. The majority of our students come from Michiana and have strong ties to the area. Our student body ranges from traditional (18-25 years old) to the new majority (25-45 years old) to professionals who are returning to the University to enhance their skills.

About Our Faculty:

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has eight full-time faculty members and a number of part-time instructors and lecturers. Additional information about the faculty and their research and teaching interests can be found HERE.

About Our Curriculum:

The department of Computer and Information Sciences offers a full range of courses in computer science and offers Bachelor of Science, an Associate of Science, four certificate programs, a minor in computer science, a minor in informatics, and a minor in cognitive psychology. Through our joint partnership with the School of Business and Economics we offer courses leading to a Master of Science in Management Information Technology. In addition, our department offers a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. This program is offered jointly with the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Students seeking a bachelor's degree in Computer Science must complete a core curriculum of courses that build an overall understanding of the computer, the computing environment, and theoretical issues important in the computer related professions. In addition, each student must take a number of elective courses which help them specialize in areas such as Information Systems, System Programming or Scientific Computing.

Required Core Courses:

Every computer science student is required to take the following core courses:

  • C101 Computer Programming I (C++)
  • C151 Multiuser Operating System (UNIX)
  • C201 Computer Programming II (C++)
  • C243 Data Structures (C++)
  • C251 Foundations of Digital Computing
  • C308 Systems Analysis and Design
  • C311 Organization of Programming Languages
  • C335 Computer Structures
  • C435 Operating Systems
  • C455 Analysis of Algorithms


In addition to the above core courses, each student is encouraged to choose their elective to allow for specialization in one of the following areas:

    1) System Programming

  • C421 Computer Organization
  • C431 Assemblers and Compilers I
  • One more advanced course in any area.

    2) Information Systems

  • C441 File Organization
  • C442 Database Systems
  • One more advanced course in any area.

    3) Scientific Computing

  • C301 Fortran Programming
  • B481 Computer Graphics
  • One more advanced course in any area.

Computer Equipment and Facilities:

Computer science students at IUSB are exposed to various hardware and operating systems: The department operates a number of Pentium and AMD based workstations, running Unix (Hedhat Linux) as well as Windows/NT. In additon to the above, students have access to Apple microcomputers, and various facilities via the IUSB intranet, as well access to the Internet and the World Wide Web.

The majority of the above facilities are also accessible remotely to students with home computers.

For more information please contact:

Computer Science Internship Coordinator
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634

Tel: (574) 237-4517
Fax: (574) 237-6589