Welcome to the
Walla Walla University
Computer Science Department!

The Information Sciences and Technologies


Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering Software Engineering Computer Science Computer Information Systems Telecommunications and Networking Technology Graphics Technology
Focus Design of Understanding of
Application of
electrical and
electronic systems
computer
systems
and implementation 
of  large software
systems
algorithms and
advancing the
state of the art
information technology
in support of  business processes.
technical knowledge
of communication and
networking technologies
information technology
to the design of graphical communications
Methodology Engineering
design
Engineering
design
Engineering design,
management and
team work.
Engineering 
design,
Mathematics, &
Science
Business processes
Design and
management of
business systems
Practical experience
with technologies.
Design theory and
industry practices
Cognates Mathematics
Science
Mathematics
Science
Mathematics
Science
Applications
Applications Business process
software packages
Electronics Art, Computer systems
Graphics software
packages
Examples
Networking Communication
theory &
networking
hardware
Networking
algorithms &
hardware
Networking
algorithms &
applications
Networking
algorithms
Network
technology for
business processes
Design, construction, 
and maintenance
of physical networks
Web site design
Programming Assembly
language
C, C++, Java
Assembly
language
C, C++, Java
Multiple
languages
and paradigms
Multiple
languages
and
paradigms
Visual Basic, Cobol, Java, SQL Scripting
languages
HTML, XML
Java script
Visual Basic

Observations
In the rows, Focus, Methodology, and Cognates, as sharp a distinction as possible is made between the disciplines/programs. In the rows dealing with Examples, the distinctions are blurred as much as possible. For the examples presented here, it should be clear that there are two extremes on ether side of computer science. While computer science is flexible enough to accommodate either extreme, the extremes are not compatible.