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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The CS Fall 2018 Graduation Ceremony


ACM ICPC Mid Atlantic Contest

On Saturday Nov 10, Raghu and Chad coached three CS students to compete at the ACM Regional Contest at Duke University. The ASU team came came 5t...

SNCURCS 2018 – State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

Proud of our students who presented their research at the conference on Nov 10, 2018.Bee Segmentation and Feature Extraction Through Image Processing ...


On Saturday Nov 1, Michael Dougherty and Professor Larry Bridges of CS coached six ASU students, John Biddix, Daniel Lopes, Mike Swanke, Cori Ernhart,...

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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