COVID-19 info for CompSci Department

For information about our department's COVID-19 response and how to contact us, please see CompSci COVID-19 Updates.

For university-wide coronavirus information, see App State Coronavirus Information.

(Updated 3/20/20)

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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Congrats to the new S-STEM scholars

Ten new National Science Foundation S-STEM scholars were recently announced!Included in that distinguished group are our own Kayla Friend and Abdel Is...

Distinguished Graduate Faculty award winner!

Our own Dr. Jay Fenwick is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty award from the Cratis D. Williams School ...

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We are #3 CompSci program in NC!!

College Factual reports:Computer Science is a popular major and North Carolina is the 5th most popular state for students studying this major. 2,...

More Profs & Students collaborating on conference publications/presentations

Congratulations to more Faculty and Student Researchers!The ACM Southeast 2020 conference was originally planned to convene in Tampa, FL on Apr 2-4. B...

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Thank You for Your Service




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