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A Message from the Department Chair

December 16, 2022

The Department of Computer Science is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research in computer science. 

We offer a number of major, minor and certificate programs that prepare our graduates for high-demand jobs in computer science and cybersecurity, such as positions in software engineering, data science, game development, web development, information technology, security operations and analysis, and more.

We recently added two new degree programs, a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and a Master of Science in Computer Science. Currently, the Department of Computer Science offers these programs:

The B.S. in Cybersecurity and minor in cybersecurity systems programs are made possible by a generous grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) under the CEDI program. As part of the grant project, we hired a new faculty member in the fall and also upgraded our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system with servers and software.

The new M.S. in Computer Science degree program started last fall. It is an online program with data science and cybersecurity tracks. The M.S. program has a thesis and non-thesis option, both with 30 credit hours, and can be completed in one year. We accept students throughout the year and the application process is simple. We were excited to graduate our first class in the fall commencement ceremonies.

We have also added a new certificate in data science program, starting in Fall 2023. This certificate program consists of four classes in python programming, artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning. Students obtaining this certificate can easily find relevant jobs in data science everywhere.

We have a global student body in undergraduate and graduate programs. 15% of our students are international students from countries such as South Korea, Vietnam, France, Burma, India, South Africa and Cambodia. We also have international agreements with universities from South Korea and Vietnam.

We are very much connected and involved with the San Angelo community. We annually run two summer camps, Code Camp and Cyber Camp. Both are offered for middle and high school students who want to learn and study computer programming and cybersecurity.

The Department of Computer Science is very proud of its recent growth and accomplishments. We welcome all students who want to study computer science and/or cybersecurity, and do great things!

Go as a Ram.

Dr. Erdoğan Doğdu
Department Chair, Department of Computer Science