Medha Sarkar, Chair
Al-Tobasei, Dong, Gu, Li, Phillips, Poudel, Ranganathan, Sainju, Seo, Yang
The Department of Computer Science offers a full range of courses designed to prepare students who plan to enter computing careers in business, government, education, and industry as well as those who plan to enter graduate school. The department emphasizes a blend of theory, abstraction, and design needed to prepare students to meet their future goals.
Programs in the department lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science. Students may select a concentration in Professional Computer Science accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, or concentrations in Business Applications or Cybersecurity Systems. Only one minor is required for a Computer Science major with a concentration in Business Applications. The Professional Computer Science and Cybersecurity Systems concentrations do not require a minor. High achieving students majoring in Computer Science who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) pathway. In addition, a minor in Computer Science is offered.
NOTE: TN eCampus courses will not count toward the major or minor without prior approval of the department.
The instructor can at his/her own discretion drop a student after two class meetings if the student fails to attend the first two class meetings.
Transfer Credit Policy
A student may be able to apply up to 18 hours of Computer Science (CSCI) transfer credit from a non-ABET accredited computer science program toward the major if approved by the department transfer advisor. A student may be able to apply up to 35 hours of CSCI transfer credit from an ABET accredited computer science program toward the major if approved by the department transfer advisor. Transfer credit from the approved Tennessee Transfer Pathway Associates Degree in Computer Science will be accepted toward the major. A person seeking a second bachelor’s degree must satisfy the COMM 2200 requirement as well as all the math, science, and computer science course requirements for the Professional Computer Science concentration. A person seeking a second bachelor’s degree in the Business Applications concentration must satisfy all the math, business, and computer science course requirements. A minimum of 9 upper-division hours in CSCI must be completed at MTSU for the major, and a minimum of 3 upper-division hours in CSCI must be completed at MTSU for the minor.
The Master of Science is offered in Computer Science as is a graduate minor on the master’s and doctoral levels. Requirements and a list of courses offered for graduate credit may be found in the Graduate Catalog.