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Program Overview

Program Overview

Computer science is at the core of new technology. So open the door to opportunities for a high-paying career. Since computing is key to all disciplines, the skills you grow under the guidance of our experienced faculty will let you to chart a course in any field of your choice. Whether it's games, media, health care or another industry, there is no limit to your career possibilities. 

Our program receives advice and support from Nashville-area industry executives. We'll help connect you to professionals who will pour into your potential, and you'll find you develop long lasting connections with your professors, too. You'll be in high demand when you graduate.

Our program is ABET-accredited.

Courses

Courses

100%

Job placement rate

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Steve Nordstrom

    Steve Nordstrom

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Steve Nordstrom holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He has nearly 20...

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  • Eddy Borera

    Eddy Borera

    Assistant Professor

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  • Bryan Crawley

    Bryan Crawley

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

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  • Alfa Nyandoro

    Alfa Nyandoro

    Associate Professor of Computer Science and IT

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  • Chris Simmons

    Chris Simmons

    Assistant Professor

    Chris Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Technology. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology...

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  • Dwayne Towell

    Dwayne Towell

    Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Dwayne Towell received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas Tech University in 2007, and a masters degree in Software Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2004. He has designed,...

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Career Paths

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

Computer Programmers

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.

Software Developers

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.