Welcome to the Computer Science Department

Appalachian's Department of Computer Science provides a rigorous, high-quality education that prepares students for the computing industry or graduate education. Computer science programs are not easy, but the rewards can be outstanding.

Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Our Master of Science in Computer Science program began in 1997 and serves to deepen one's understanding of the field in preparation for career advancement or doctoral studies. We have several MS alums who have earned their PhDs and are professor'ing at other schools!

We invite you to browse our web site, visit our campus, or send email to learn more about our department. You will find a challenging curriculum, excellent facilities, and an accessible faculty committed to quality computer science education.

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Thank you for your service

Name Status Service
Kyle Cooper Graduated in 2003 Served in Afghanistan and Iraq
Nicholas Jenkins Graduated in 2006 Served in Iraq
Steve McKinney Graduated in 2006 Served in Kuwait
John Simmons Graduated in 2007 Served in Iraq
Caleb Thorpe Graduated in 200? Served in Iraq