Departments at College of Computing and Software Engineering

The College of Computing and Software Engineering houses various schools and departments that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs, minors and certificates. Our commitment to experiential learning, pioneering data-driven research and collaborative industry affiliations sets the stage for our departments to equip you with the expertise, competencies and practical exposure essential for thriving in the ever-evolving landscape of computing and software engineering. Whether your passion lies in computer science, software engineering, data science, information technology, game design, or any related field, the College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State offers a department to guide you in achieving your academic and career aspirations, enabling you to realize your full potential in the world of technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and innovation.

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School of Data Science and Analytics

The School of Data Science and Analytics is your gateway to a data-driven future. Our interdisciplinary faculty, drawn from various departments at Kennesaw State University and in collaboration with public and private sector partners, is dedicated to shaping the next generation of data practitioners and researchers. Offering accessible online certificate programs, available to all, we are actively strengthening the data science and analytics workforce in Georgia by imparting essential skills in R, Python, and Rapid Miner. The Bachelor of Science in Data Science equips students with the knowledge they'll need for a career in data science. Our Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics boasts an impressive 99% job placement rate within six months of graduation, with graduates stepping directly into lucrative roles in the field. Our MS and PhD programs consistently earn recognition among the Top 50 Best Value Big Data Graduate Programs.

Discover how our undergraduate and graduate degree programs help you shape the data landscape for a brighter future!

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Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science offers a trio of distinctive degree programs to cater to diverse educational needs. Our undergraduate CS program, accredited by ABET, provides undergraduates with a solid technical foundation encompassing core aspects such as programming principles, systems analysis, systems architecture, data communications, and database design and management. For those seeking advanced knowledge in computer science, our MSCS and PhD in Computer Science degree programs are tailor-made for experienced IT professionals.

Our department proudly supports you through a co-op/internship initiative, fostering connections with prominent organizations like IBM, Promina Kennestone Hospital, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Coca Cola Enterprises, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, and the Centers for Disease Control. With this, we're happy to offer flexible work schedules, including full-time, part-time, and alternating terms, to accommodate various career paths and professional goals!

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Department of Information Technology

The Department of Information Technology is dedicated to offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs that align with today's technology advancements while actively engaging in cutting-edge research within the realm of computing and information technology. Our commitment extends to serving the community and the profession at large. As part of our degree and certificate programs, you'll develop the ability to dissect intricate computing challenges and employ principles from computing and related fields to pinpoint effective solutions. You will gain hands-on experience in designing, implementing, and assessing computing-based solutions that align with the specific requirements of your program's discipline.

Join us today to begin developing and leading in the field of information technology!

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Department of Software Engineering and Game Development

The Department of Software Engineering and Game Development (SWEGD) is dedicated to empowering you through immersive degree and certificate programs, enriched by the latest in instructional technology and practical research endeavors. Notably, our undergraduate Software Engineering program holds accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, while our Computer Game Development program adheres to ABET's rigorous general criteria. We also offer a Masters of Science in Software Engineering for those looking to grow their expertise and be more competitive in the job market. What sets us apart are the hallmarks of quality and inclusivity, making our programs accessible to a diverse range of students, including both traditional and non-traditional learners.

Join us as we start on an academic journey of technology, creativity and excellence!

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