Overview and Mission

Computer Science Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Applied Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science
  • Masters of Science (MS) in Computer Science
  • Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) in Analytics and Data Science
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Certificate in High Performance Cluster Computing
  • Certificate in Robotics Programming
  • Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Foundations

Mission

Our mission is to:

  • To provide high quality degree programs for our students
  • Deliver an outstanding educational experience with both academic rigor and applied skills
  • To develop high quality scholarship products
  • And to interact with local, national and international constituencies

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

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    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2011
      555 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2011
      231 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2011-12 Academic Year
      93 students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2012
      652 students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2012
      578 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2012
      250 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2012-13 Academic Year
      86 students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2013
      859 students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2013
      689 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2013
      323 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2013-14 Academic Year
      104 students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2014
      1,248 students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2014
      842 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2014
      409 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2014-15 Academic Year
      134 students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2015
      1,204 students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2015
      1,180 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2015
      478 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2015-16 Academic Year
      157 students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2016
      1,339 students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2016
      1,169 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2016
      472 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2016-17 Academic Year
      158 students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2017
      1,368 students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2017
      1,280 students
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2017
      472 students
    • Total Graduated during the 2017-18 Academic Year
      TBA
    • Student Enrollment in Summer 2018
      TBA

     

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    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2014
      48 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2014-15 Academic Year
      0 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2015
      147 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Spring 2015
       
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2015
       
    • Total Graduated during the 2015-16 Academic Year
      0 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2016
      134 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2016-17 Academic Year
      6 Students

     

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    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2011
      72 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2011-12 Academic Year
      25 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2012
      74 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2012-13 Academic Year
      24 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2013
      76 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2013-14 Academic Year
      18 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2014
      104 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2014-15 Academic Year
      33 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2015
      90 Students
    • Total Graduated during the 2015-16 Academic Year
      40 Students
    • Student Enrollment in Fall 2016
      76 Students
    • Graduated during the 2016-17 Academic Year
      TBA

 

Why Computer Science?

The Computer Science (CS) Department offers three degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Science. The ABET-accredited undergraduate program in CS is based on a strong technical foundation including programming principles, systems analysis, systems architecture, data communications, and database design and management. The CS degree program requires more upper-level mathematics. The MSCS program is perfect for working professionals who have IT industry experience and are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in computer science.

The department serves both traditional and non-traditional students. Many of our students work full or part-time, often in the computing field. Many are returning to school in order to finish work started many years earlier. To serve this diverse group, the department offers a full program at night as well as during the day.

The department has an active co-op/internship program employing students in organizations including, but not limited to IBM, Promina Kennestone Hospital, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Coca Cola Enterprises, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, and Centers for Disease Control. Flexible work schedules are available including full-time, part-time, or alternating terms.

The CS department provides education that is practical, technical, analytical, quantitative, conceptual, and current. Fluent in Windows, UNIX, Oracle, C++, Java, Visual Basic, and many other technologies, graduates of the CS program at KSU are in high demand. KSU’s CS graduates are experiencing highly successful careers. Their job descriptions include systems analysis, programming, data communications, end-user support, database administration, consulting, and top management. Current annual salaries range above $100,000 with average salaries in the high 40′s for KSU grads. Employment growth in computer related fields is projected to continue to outpace that of most other occupations. 

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