A Leading Educator in Computing
East Tennessee State University's Department of Computing offers professionally oriented Undergraduate (B.S.) and Graduate (M.S.) degree programs in computer and information science and a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics. Emphases include software engineering, database management, data analytics, operating and distributed systems, networking, artificial intelligence, and Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP).
Bachelor of Science in Computing (four concentrations)
Computer ScienceThe Computer Science concentration focuses on systems-level software development, such as real-time graphics simulations, distributed software systems, and operating systems. It features courses in data structures, algorithms, computer architecture, operating systems, advanced mathematics, and science. We recommend it for graduate work in computer science.
Cybersecurity and Modern NetworksThe cohort-based Cybersecurity and Modern Networks concentration focuses on secure software development, systems deployment, and network computing, including cloud, wireless, mobile, and sensor-based computing. Students apply for admission to the concentration after completing a designated set of foundation courses. We recommend it for graduate work in cybersecurity.
Information SystemsThe Information Systems concentration focuses on business-oriented computing, including Enterprise Resource Planning and enterprise system implementation, configuration, and programming. Students select an emphasis in accountancy or management and explore uses of computing in business process definition and execution. We recommend it for graduate work in information systems or business administration.
Information TechnologyThe Information Technology concentration focuses on web development, computer security, database and system administration, and human-computer interaction. We recommend it for graduate work in information technology.
Undergraduates who wish to earn an M.S. in Computer Science or Information Science ought to explore our accelerated B.S./M.S. option. It allows you to count up to 12 credits' worth of courses towards both degrees, accelerating your progress through the B.S. and M.S. programs.
The Master of Science in Computer Science gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding in the Computer Sciences after completion of the Bachelor's degree, enhancing their marketability for prospective employers. The program offers concentrations in applied computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and software engineering.
The Master of Science in Information Systems is a technically-oriented degree for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understand of technology in a business context. The program offers concentrations in cybersecurity management and analytics, data analytics, information management, and user experience engineering. The program is open to anyone who is eligible to enroll in an ETSU graduate degree program; it requires no prior background in software or systems.
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
Our Certificate in Data Analytics is designed for those with bachelor’s degrees who wish to prepare for careers in working with, presenting, and organizing data -- regardless of experience.
Wyatt Powell - Cyber Security Intern at Eastman Chemical Company
"My internship has helped me to develop the fundamentals I learned in the classroom into actual skills that are applicable in the work force. Instead of learning about encryption in a classroom, today I actually started developing an encryption system for logging protocols by implementing what I learned in class and using those fundamentals to lay the groundwork for a system that will be beneficial to the company."
Students should expect to gain a strong background in ...
- Computer organization
- Database management
- Software engineering
together with training in ...
- Critical thinking
- Written and oral communication
- Project management
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