Department of Computer Science

About Our Department

Mission Statement:
The Computer Science Department produces graduates with strong problem-solving, communication and team skills who are able to design, implement and document computer software systems. To this end the Department offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. The Departmental faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and actively engages in research and public service activities to support the educational mission of the University and to contribute to the knowledge of the computer science discipline. The Department also provides computer literacy education for the general University population.

MTSU's Computer Science Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with two options, the professional concentration program, accredited by the computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org,  and the business applications concentration (not accredited). These programs include a common core of 30 computer science hours plus 15 mathematics hours. They require different upper division computer science courses. The professional concentration program also requires more science and mathematics courses, while the business applications emphasis requires additional business courses. There are over 300 undergraduate majors.  In addition to a major in Computer Science, the Department offers a minor in Computer Science.

MTSU's Computer Science Department offers a broad-based Master of Science degree. A student may choose between thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option enables the student to concentrate in a specific area or to prepare for Ph.D. work. The non-thesis option requires additional course work.

Both bachelors and masters graduates are well prepared for the job market. They have historically been valued by area employers.