The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers three Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. There are six areas of study (concentrations) available under the three majors.B.S. Degrees Information Sheet Course Offering Composite Schedule
B.S. in Computer Science (BS CSC)
This program concentrates on the technical areas of computing with an emphasis on programming and algorithm design. It includes a significant mathematics component.
B.S. in Computer Information Systems (BS CIS)
This program is for those who plan to work in some areas of computer applications in the business field. Areas of study include data communications, database management, and systems analysis and design, with an emphasis on programming in several languages that are useful for business applications.
This program prepares students to work in the information security and data protection areas. The program features student selectable emphasis areas in information security technical administration, information security management and secure software development.
B.S. in Computer Information Technology (BS CIT)
This concentration trains students in the development and support of Internet applications. It emphasizes the construction of Web sites and the use of scripting languages.
This program trains students in the design, implementation, and administration of databases, including those accessed by Web applications.
This concentration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the foundations of data communication and modern networking technology and develops the technical skills needed to deploy and manage an enterprise network in a secure computing environment.
Each of these concentrations requires that the student complete the Liberal Arts Core Requirements and the requirements for a minor or a second concentration. The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is located in the Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building. There are currently over 550 majors in the department from which the department produces around 100 graduates each year. Transfer students and non-traditional students are welcome.
The Department also offers minors in Computer Science, Computer Networking, Mobile Software Technology, Web Technology and Information Assurance & Security (Restrictions on minors are shown in a separate document).
The Department offers a number of scholarships to students who qualify each year with additional financial assistance available through student employment in the Department.
The APSU Student Chapter of ACM is available for student participation and the department sponsors a chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, an International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines.
Advisors are available to assist prospective students in choosing a concentration and planning a program that will lead to graduation. Information on all of the programs in the Department is available at the Department’s Web site, www.apsu.edu/csci
For more information, contact:
Dr. Bruce Myers, Professor and Department Chair
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
Austin Peay State University, P.O. Box 4414, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044, USA
(931) 221-7822; firstname.lastname@example.org