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 web site, 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

  • Student leader creates mentorship, leadership opportunities for women in computer science
    A great article about one of our own students! Congratulations Sarah Mbiki! Read the article...
  • Congratulations to Fall 2016 Graduates
    Congratulations to our Fall 2016 graduates! 30 undergraduate and 3 graduate students earned their...
  • Eight computer science students presented at SNCURS
    Eight computer science students presented their research at the State of North Carolina...

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Thank you for your service

Name Status Service
Kyle Cooper Graduated in 2003 Served in Afghanistan and Iraq
Nicholas Jenkins Graduated in 2006 Served in Iraq
Steve McKinney Graduated in 2006 Served in Kuwait
John Simmons Graduated in 2007 Served in Iraq
Caleb Thorpe Graduated in 200? Served in Iraq