A Leading Educator in Computing
East Tennessee State University's Department of Computing offers professionally oriented Undergraduate (B.S.) and Graduate (M.S.) 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)
The 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 students who pursue graduate work in computer science.
Cybersecurity and Modern Networks
The 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 students who pursue graduate work in cybersecurity.
The 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 the use of computer systems in business process definition and execution. We recommend it for students who pursue graduate work in information systems or business administration.
The Information Technology concentration focuses on web development, computer security, database and system administration, and human-computer interaction. We recommend it for students who pursue graduate work in information technology.
Undergraduates who wish to earn an M.S. in Computer Science or Information Science need 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.
Master of Science in Computer & Information Sciences (two concentrations)
Applied Computer Science
The Applied Computer Science concentration balances the study of computing concepts and theory with the practical application of software engineering. It teaches students to develop and use abstract models for analytic, descriptive, and predictive studies of real-world phenomena and systems. It features coursework in distributed systems, artificial intelligence, object-oriented software construction, and analysis of algorithms
The Information Technology concentration combines a solid basis in software engineering with the ability to create web applications and enterprise software solutions. Core software engineering topics include requirements analysis, software project management, and software design. It features coursework in e-Business site design, development and management, and business process modeling and systems integration
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 -- irrespective of previous 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."
Department of Computing students should expect to develop a strong background in
- Computer organization
- Database management
- Software engineering
Students will also develop practical skills needed to succeed in any computing field, including
- Critical thinking
- Written and oral communication
- Project management
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