Founded in 1982, the College of Computer and Information Science is the first college in the nation devoted to Computer Science. It is also one of the pioneers in the creation of degree programs in Information Science. As an independent college within a large university, it has the agility to form interdisciplinary programs with all other academic units and this has led to ties with Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Criminal Justice, and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The college boasts one of the top programming languages research groups in the country. It also supports strong research programs in software development, algorithms, networks, security, systems, databases, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence.