About the Department of Computer Science
At East Carolina University, our goal is to develop leaders whose knowledge, skills, and abilities improve our collective quality of life while promoting economic development and prosperity.
The Computer Science department strives for excellence in teaching and research. The faculty in our department are engaged in research that contributes to expanding the frontiers of the discipline, and often collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines and with industry partners. The department provides a unique educational opportunity for students to achieve excellence through participation in the latest research, while getting involved in the broader international research community.
In addition, the thorough, rigorous classes in our academic programs in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Data Science train the next generation of innovators to solve real-world problems that bring positive change to our world. They prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow in academia and industry, ready to adapt to the rapid pace of technological changes.
The department supports the university’s core values, encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the university community.
We strive to equip the future leaders with the skills necessary to succeed in both private industry and academia by providing high quality instruction combined with research opportunities in computer science and related disciplines.
We are aided in these goals by a set of core values and practices that guide us as we carry out our mission:
- Students come first in all we do
- Integrity, respect, and trust in all of our dealings
- Excellence, accountability, and strategic thinking
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Foster an environment of Innovation
- Commitment to service and engagement
East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of East Carolina University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The East Carolina University Department of Computer Science confers the following degrees: