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! The "accelerated admission" program can help you get your MS degree in as little as 1 additional year! Follow the Academics link to the Graduate Program for full details.

We invite you to browse our website, 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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CS 1440 Programming Contest

Congratulations to Lancy Murray and Tyler Young for winning the CS 1440 Programming Contest in Dr. Hamza and Dr. Johann's classes, respectively. ...

Dr. Wilkes and several colleagues from the CARE Center and College of Business received a Chancellor Innovation Scholars Program $10k grant

Joseph Cazier (CARE), Brandy Hadley (Finance, Banking & Insurance), Frank Linton (Research Associate CIS and CARE), James Wilkes Money from H...

Women in Computer Science ECRS Scholarship

Congratulations to the Women in Computer Science club members for receiving a $500 ECRS scholarship each. These students have led the efforts to build...

Congratulations to Professor Larry Bridges: 2018-19 Chancellor's Innovation Scholars Program

Congratulations to Professor Larry Bridges and Mr. James Webb for being awarded this year's Chancellor's Innovation Scholars Program $10,000 award.The...

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Kyle CooperGraduated in 2003Served in Afghanistan and Iraq
Nicholas JenkinsGraduated in 2006Served in Iraq
Steve McKinneyGraduated in 2006Served in Kuwait
John SimmonsGraduated in 2007Served in Iraq
Caleb ThorpeGraduated in 200?Served in Iraq