Department of Computing
All undergraduate programs of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at ETSU have been Accredited by ABET
The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc, has accredited East Tennessee State University’s Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Computing with a concentration in Computer Science (BS), Computing with a concentration in Information Technology (BS), and Computing with a concentration Information Systems (BS).
ABET is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
Dr. Terry Countermine, the chair of the department of Computer and Information Sciences, stated that he was very pleased that all three programs were recognized by ABET. “We have always put the quality of the student’s education as our number one priority, and recognition from ABET that we are meeting their rigorous standards is something for which all of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni should be proud”, said Countermine. “Being one of only five schools in the country that have all three accredited programs is a real honor and a statement to the hard work and dedication of our faculty”.
Graduates with a degree from ETSU’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences sought after for employment in many local, regional, and national companies. Recruiters report that they are very well prepared as they move into jobs as computer professionals.
Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.
One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.
For more information about ETSU’s degree programs in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Information Systems contact them at 423-439-5328, or visit their website at www.cs.etsu.edu