Computing and Information Technology at KSU

Kennesaw State University's College of Computing and Software Engineering is one of the best in the country, with each of its degree programs being recognized nationally. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Game Design and Development, and Data Science and Analytics. We also offer a graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence.

When should I choose a major?
You can declare a "Computing Interest" right away. Typically, you will officially declare your major after completing the first two programming courses.

How do I declare my major? 
Declare or change your major through Owl Express. Applied Science Majors will need to consult their program coordinator for a major change.

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We Want to Hear About Your Successes!

All faculty/staff and students of CCSE are invited to submit the form below to have their success stories considered to be shared in the monthly or weekly newsletter and or on LinkedIn.

Please note not all submissions may be published. Deadline to submit is the second Wednesday of each month. 

If you have any questions about these guidelines and/or if you have a question about a message prior to submission, please contact

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) helps you explore three foundational computing courses before beginning your major!

Our FYE courses include:

  • CSE 1300 - Introduction to Computing Principles
  • CSE 1321 - Programming and Problem Solving I
  • CSE 1322 - Programming and Problem Solving II

FYE is devoted to ensuring your success on your computing path, with a team comprising Lecturers, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, Graders, and Tutors, all focused on your achievement!

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Alan Shaw.

CCSE The Accessible Calculus Project

Congratulations to Dr. Alan Shaw, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems, Dr. Brian R. Lawler, Associate Professor of mathematics education, and Dr. Roneisha Worthy, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. They received a three-year, $2.5 million dollar grant. The grant is part of the NSF's Racial Equity in STEM Education initiative (EDU Racial Equity) and the grant is entitled, "The Accessible Calculus Project: Advancing Equity by Democratizing Access to Advanced Mathematics". The work is a collaboration between Kennesaw State University, the Algebra Project, Inc., and the National Society of Black Engineers.

The project aims to raise the level of quantitative literacy for all High School students in two different schools, one in Georgia and one in New Jersey, by adding calculus concepts along with computational literacy modules to the Algebra II curriculum. Thesis done through an innovative "Polynomial Calculus" approach pioneered by the Algebra Project, which involves teaching integrals and derivatives using familiar algebraic concepts that are already part of the Algebra I and Algebra II curriculum.

This project will be addressing the fact that many students never see calculus concepts in High School because they don't get to the AP Calculus course level. By exposing more students to some of the big ideas in calculus during their high school experience, the hope is more students will have access to STEM careers that require it.

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