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Mathematical Sciences Department

  • Math Computer Science Students

    Both computer science and engineering students enjoy the electronics class.

  • Math Computer Science Students

    Both computer science and engineering students enjoy the electronics class.

  • Math Computer Science Students

    Both computer science and engineering students enjoy the electronics class.

  • CS Grad

    Computer science students take first and third in national cryptanalysis contest against 47 other teams. Read more

  • CS Professor

    Intro. to Computer Science satisfies the EMU CORE natural science requirement.

  • Math Computer Science Students

    Intro. to Computer Science satisfies the EMU CORE natural science requirement.

  • Robot Sam

    EMU students have prepared and presented demonstrations of robots at local high schools.

  • Robot Maze

    EMU students have prepared and presented demonstrations of robots at local high schools.

  • Robot Maze

    EMU students have prepared and presented demonstrations of robots at local high schools.

  • Madalynn Payne

    Programming class projects, like Madalynn Payne’s “human Pyano” program, provide opportunity for creativity and engagement with classmates.

  • Madalynn Payne

    Programming class projects, like Madalynn Payne’s “human Pyano” program, provide opportunity for creativity and engagement with classmates.

  • Madalynn Payne

    Programming class projects, like Madalynn Payne’s “human Pyano” program, provide opportunity for creativity and engagement with classmates.

  • Madalynn Payne

    Slightly nervous volunteers prepare to become piano keys in Madalynn Payne’s “human Pyano” project.

  • Hour of Code

    Students participate in Hour of Code to expose people to concepts of programming and show that it doesn’t have to be intimidating.

  • Hour of Code

    Students participate in Hour of Code to expose people to concepts of programming and show that it doesn’t have to be intimidating.

Computer Science

EMU’s computer science program seeks to produce skilled computing professionals with a respect for the cultural and social impact of computing technologies in our modern global community.

The entire curriculum is designed to meet the ACM 2013 Curriculum guidelines. The department is working with the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals to offer one of two possible certifications upon completion of either degree and successful completion of the CS2013 exam. Students who score 50% or higher on both parts of the exam qualify for the ICCP Certified Computer Science Associate credential. Students who score 70% or higher qualify for the ICCP Certified Computer Scientist – mastery level.

Based on Spring 2015 Beta test results, most students who finish the BACS program will be capable of qualifying for the Certified Computer Science Associate credential and those who finish the BSCS program will be capable of qualifying for the Certified Computer Scientist – mastery level. 

Affordability

  • Prospective students may be eligible for the  EMU STEM Scholars Engaging in Local Problems (SSELP) grant, up to $10,000. Learn more about departmental scholarships.
  • EMU has offered close to $1 million in academic merit scholarships collectively to students with outstanding academic achievement. 
  • Academic scholarships range from $12,000 to $20,000 per year and are renewable for four years depending on academic performance.
  • EMU students are eligible for Pell Grants and Federal Need-Based Grants as well as student loans.
  • Virginia students may be eligible for a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG).
  • Learn more by contacting  EMU's Financial Assistance Office or checking out our cost of attendance calculator.

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