• Advising

    Advising

    Welcome to AdviceWEB, the CS Department’s online advising center. If the information provided here does not answer your questions, please contact our department advisor, Wanda Sexton, office # 770-423-6005.

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  • Research Areas

    Research Areas

    Cloud Computing
    Mobile Computing
    High Performance Computing
    Artificial Intelligence 
    Game Development
    Modeling and Simulation 
    Software Engineering
    Data Mining
    Social Intelligence
    Networking
    Computing Security

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Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science in the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. The innovative CS department now offers:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. This program is a strong technical program with breadth across the discipline and strength in software development, with options in High Performance Computing, and Networking and Security. (This program has earned the notable ABET program accreditation). This is a traditional intensive on-campus program. Fall, Spring, and Summer starts
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science. This program is new for Fall 2014, and is less formal and more applied, requires an interdisciplinary minor and provides for a more rounded and balanced university education. Courses will be offered in a flipped-hybrid-online model where some lectures will be online with practicum on campus. Fall start.
Minor in Computer Science.
Computer Science Honors Cohort. Building on the KSU Honors program, the CS department offers a special Honors Cohort for high-achieving students that builds a deeper and richer computer science degree. Fall start.
Master of Science in Computer Science. This is a research-oriented computer science graduate program, with applied computing options, and in interdisciplinary option. Courses are offered using a hybrid distance learning delivery model that supports remote attendance and asynchronous attendance.
The department anticipates our partnership in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Analytics and Data Science, planned to begin enrolling a small group of students in Fall 2014. This interdisciplinary program will reside in the College of Science and Math.

The CS Department has roots dating back to the 1970s, but is also very young as a separate department with its own unique identity, having split with the Information Systems department on July 1, 2011. Our faculty take pride in our teaching and program excellence, and the department also hosts internationally-recognized research faculty. The department offers a Peer-Mentor program to help students in the lower division courses, supports a tutoring room, has labs on the 3rd floor of the Clendenin Computer Science Building as well as Chastain Pointe, hosts its own cloud computing system for teaching and research, and has plans to build a Computer Science Commons area on the 3rd floor of the Clendenin Computer Science Building for student and faculty collaboration.

Computer Science is a difficult and demanding major that requires persistence and determination, but leads to highly rewarding careers with exciting and dynamic opportunities in evolving technology. Please consider joining us by contacting our department, our department advisor, or program leads.

Ken Hoganson, Ph.D.
khoganso@kennesaw.edu
Professor and Interim Chair for Computer Science

Graduate Degrees and Programs

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

    Master of Science in Computer Science

    Full Acceptance for qualified applicants with undergraduate degrees in a CS or closely related field will be fully accepted into the program without any required prerequisite-foundation courses.

Undergraduate Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    The ABET-accredited program in computer science (CS) provides a blend of the foundations of CS and applications in the information technology (IT) industry. The CS program emphasizes the study of computer systems architecture, software development, and data communications.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science

    Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science

    This program is new for Fall 2014, and is less formal and more applied, requires an interdisciplinary minor and provides for a more rounded and balanced university education.

  • Link to Computer Science Minor Information

    Computer Science Minor

    For students interested in developing their knowledge and credentials in the computing area. The minor is approachable for students from a variety of majors with a technical interest.