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.

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App State CS Students Showcase at SAHRC 2024

The Computer Science department is proud to announce that our students shared their research at the Southern Appalachian Honeybee Research Consortium ...

Computer science majors ‘buzzy’ with saving the bees

Honey bees play a vital role in the environment and the human food chain, but the species is facing a rapid population decline. However, a team of com...

CS Takes Over Atlanta!

The Computer Science department is thrilled to announce a strong showing at the upcoming IEEE SoutheastCON 2024 conference in Atlanta later this month...

A Pathway to Perspective: Tommy Guy ’07

Learning to approach problems from an interdisciplinary perspective has long been one of the defining characteristics of an App State education. Tommy...

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Kyle CooperGraduated in 2003Served in Afghanistan and Iraq
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