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 Master's" 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.

CS Headlines

Congratulations to the Appstate CS Programming team for success at the ICPC programming competition.

The Appalachian State CS Programming team (Logan Richardson, Alan Huff, and Sam Arkle shown left to right) in action at the ICPC programming contest a...

Congratulations to Mohammad Ali Javidian for being a 2023 - 2025 GRAM awardee.

 Dr. Mohammad Ali Javidian2023 - 2025 GRAM award winnerThe GRAM award provides $14,000 in funding per year for two years, to be used as a stipend...

Congratulation to Shane Miller for being selected as this months College of Arts and Sciences spotlight.

Congratulation to Shane Miller for being selected for this months College of Arts and Sciences spotlight....

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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