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Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Tech!

The Department of Computer Science is guided by the ideals that are held resolute in University mission; an enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service in order to create, advance, and apply knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness using Computer Science as their foothold to lead them to success.

Our Mission is to be widely recognized for enabling students to have global impact though innovative, quality programs and research that emphasizes collaborative partnerships and the success of a diverse student, faculty, and alumni community.

We will provide quality undergraduate and graduate education in computer science so as to prepare our graduates to compete in the job market and to contribute to the economic, scientific, and social development of the Middle Tennessee area, the State of Tennessee, and the Nation. The Department will promote excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, creative endeavors, and public service. The curriculum will be grounded in the fundamental principles of computing and will prepare our students to apply these principles creatively and responsibly with a high degree of professionalism and a clear understanding of ethical and legal issues in computer science. The Department will utilize available resources to impart state-of-the-art technical knowledge, develop students’ verbal and written communication skills, and instill a desire to pursue lifelong learning. 

Accreditation 

The computer Science degree program and all concentrations has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. 

Enrollment Statistics 

  Academic Year Enrollment Year Total UG Total GR Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Bachelors Masters Doctorates
Current Year 2019-20 FT 151 109 103 122 485 30 104 17 4
PT 1 5 7 25 38 23
Total 152 114 110 147 523 53
1 2018-19 FT 150 77 113 112 452 34 84 13 3
PT 2 2 5 17 26 21
Total 152 79 118 129 478 55
2 2017-18 FT 118 85 101 102 406 27 68 7 1
PT 0 0 4 17 21 13
Total 118 85 105 119 427 40
3 2016-17 FT 97 79 80 78 334 23 55 8 2
PT 0 3 10 17 30 9
Total 97 82 90 95 364 32
4 2015-16 FT 101 83 75 73 332 11 64 5 0
PT 1 4 7 18 30 17
Total 102 87 82 91 362 28
Concentrations
  FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Software* 229 274 292 257 219 252*
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity 49 63 117 174 231 234
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 0 4 9 29 51 51
High Performance Computing 0 0 7 19 28 30
IT 71 23 4 2 0 0
*As of Fall 2020 the software concentration has been moved to the core concentration known as Computer Science. 
 

Legend

UG Undergraduate
GR Graduate
FT Full-Time
PT Part-Time
N/A Not Applicable

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