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  • MTSU professors help students successfully compete annually in various programming competitions
  • Senior computer science students developed the software for the MTSU mobile app
  • Few degrees have as much widespread industry demand as computer science
  • More than 800 technology-related jobs go unfilled
    in the mid-state area annually

Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Advisor, Kristen Janson

MTSU's Computer Science Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with two options, the professional concentration program, accredited by the computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and the business applications concentration(not accredited). These programs include a common core of 30 computer science hours plus 15 mathematics hours. They require different upper division computer science courses. The professional concentration program also requires more science and mathematics courses, while the business applications emphasis requires additional business courses. There are over 300 undergraduate majors. In addition to a major in Computer Science, the Department offers a minor in Computer Science.

Graduates from both concentrations are well prepared for the job market. They have historically been valued by area employers.

Degree Plans

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Professional Computer Science Concentration (accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET)
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Business Applications Concentration (not accredited)
  • Computer Science minor - 17 semester hours
    • CSCI 1170
    • CSCI 2170
    • additional courses including 6 hours selected from upper-division Computer Science with approval of the minor advisor
    • credit in secondary computer languages toward a minor is limited to three hours
    • GPA of 2.00 is required in the Computer Science minor
    • Computer Science Minor Advisor, Dr. Chrisila Pettey

Course descriptions
Prerequisite map (pdf)

Scheduling patterns
Upper division forms
Degree requirements

Transfer Information

Transfer equivalencies
TN Transfer Pathway

Internship Information

Intern manual (pdf)
Intern evaluation form (pdf)

Information for Seniors

Intent to graduate form
Upper division forms
Exit Interview
Major field test (MFT)
MFT sample questions
Gen Ed exit exam

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