Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Advisors, Ms. Lisa Eddy, and Ms. Kirstie Boyd

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, http://www.abet.org, 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, Ms. Lisa Eddy, and Ms. Kirstie Boyd.
  • Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's (ABM) degree in Computer Science
    • qualified undergraduate students can take up to 4 graduate level courses, that are double counted for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees
    • this program makes it possible to get a master's degree in computer science in 2 or 3 semesters
    • criteria for admission into the ABM program include
      • completed a minimum of 75 hours in undergraduate program (includes advanced placement credits)
      • completed a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student at MTSU
      • have a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or better
      • have at least 2 full-time semesters of  undergraduate coursework remaining at the time of application
    • see the application brochure for details
    • Graduate Program Advisor, Dr. Zhijiang Dong

Course descriptions
Prerequisite map (pdf)

Scheduling patterns
Upper division forms
Degree requirements


ABM Program (pdf)
Sample Program of Study (pdf)

Transfer Information

Transfer equivalencies
TN Transfer Pathway

Internship Information

Intern manual (pdf)
Learning Agreement (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