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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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...

IEEE Jobs report - We have you covered!

Here's a link to the 11 Feb 2020 IEEE Spectrum article summaring a report from the job site Hired showing what areas of Computer Science are tren...

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Dr. Johann invited to lecture at prestigious summer program!

Dr. Patricia Johann has been invited to deliver a course on programming language semantics at the 2020 Oregon Programming Languages Summer School (OPL...

Students & Faculty collaborate on paper publication!

Congratulations to undergraduate students Tyler Tripp and Ben Underwood!(Oh, and their co-authors Drs. Hamza and Tashakkori !!-) Their paper enti...

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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