The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs in the areas of general computer science, computer technology, interactive multimedia, artificial intelligence in data science, network security and electronics, tech systems and digital forensics and cybersecurity.
Our undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science in Computer Science has a strong emphasis on developing programming skills in the areas of general computer science, computer technology, interactive multimedia (game design) and artificial intelligence in data science.
For students interested in cyber security, our B.S. in Cyber Systems Technology prepares students to pursue a profession in companies and other organizations where installation, monitoring, support, analysis, security, troubleshooting and management of local and wide area networks are needed.
A partnership between EKU and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) provides our students seeking a Bachelor in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity with the unique opportunity to work directly with a KSP sergeant and full-time forensic examiners in the Digital Forensics Satellite Lab. This hands-on experience helps to prepare students for employment opportunities in these areas.
B.S. in Computer Science
Computer Science (General) Concentration
Our students build a solid foundation in programming languages and computer systems. This concentration also provides experience and develops skills in system analysis, design, documentation and implementation. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this concentration. (Program accredited by ABET)
Artificial Intelligence in Data Science Concentration
Our students build expertise for programming machine learning/AI applications in computer vision, healthcare, finance, and cybersecurity. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this concentration.
Computer Technology Concentration
This program prepares our students for network certification examinations and qualification for programming and industrial control systems, microcontrollers and microprocessing, LANs and PC communications and network security. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this concentration.
Interactive Multimedia Concentration
Our students develop expertise in game design, 3-D modeling and animation, graphics programming and multimedia systems. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this concentration.
B.S. in Cyber Systems Technology
This program prepares students to serve in a wide range of companies and other organizations where installation, monitoring, support, analysis, security, troubleshooting and management of Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Internet systems are required, as well as interfacing with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), our programs meet established qualifications and educational standards to provide quality programs. (Programs accredited by ATMAE)
Network Security and Electronics Concentration
This concentration provides coursework related to electronics systems, advanced computer networking topics including security, and supporting themes in computer software and the sciences. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this concentration.
Tech Systems Concentration
This concentration is recommended for transfer students and offers a flexible schedule with technical electives. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this concentration.
B.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
Students in the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program learn and develop knowledge and skills to become qualified professionals who are capable of defending cyber networks, fast responding to cybersecurity incidents, as well as examining digital devices such as computers, mobile electronic devices and network devices to collect digital evidence that can be used in a court of trial for a criminal or civil case. Consult our curriculum planner to see what classes are required for this program. (Program accredited by FEPAC)
Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program
B.S. in Cyber Systems Technology and M.S. in Technology Management
Students accepted to the 3+2 Accelerated Dual Degree option are able to complete their B.S. degree and M.S. degree within 5 calendar years because of the accelerated curriculum and because 9 semester hours of graduate coursework will apply to both the undergraduate B.S. degree and the graduate M.S. degree. Only undergraduate students of proven academic ability will be considered for the program. Students should be aware that, in order to maintain their progress in the accelerated 3+2 program, careful coordination with their advisor is required. Depending upon undergraduate progress at the time of 3+2 admission, some summer-school classes may be needed.