Welcome


Welcome to the Computer Science Department
at Midwestern State University

The Computer Science Program at MSU prepares students for exciting career opportunities in computing. Computer science majors complete a curriculum which is based on fundamental concepts in computing. Such a curriculum enables our graduates to obtain financially rewarding positions in today's job market and easily adapt to the changing requirements of tomorrow's computing industry. Midwestern State University offers B.S., B.A., and M.S. degrees in computer science.

 

DEPARTMENTAL FACTSDEPARTMENTAL FACILITIES
Average student-to-teacher ratio

Number of undergraduate majors

Number of graduate majors

Number of BS degrees awarded each year

Number of MS degrees awarded each year

6:1

145

45

10


10

 

Unix Laboratory


Personal Computer Laboratory

Multimedia Laboratory

Research Laboratory

Computer Literacy Laboratory

10 Sun Workstations (Running Solaris 8)

15 PC Systems (2002 Dells Running Win2k)

7 Intergraph Workstations

8 High-end PC Systems

24 PC Systems (2002 Dells Running Win2k)

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

The undergraduate program offers a core curriculum in computing that meets standards of computing-industry employers while allowing students to tailor the selection of advanced courses to fit their interests. Students may elect to take courses from exciting fields such as artificial intelligence, graphics, parallel computing, internet programming, networking and game development. The baccalaureate program also features a developing emphasis in undergraduate research. The highly student-oriented faculty are committed to the success of their students and encourage their participation in the program and university activities. The faculty practice an open-door policy to students allowing frequent opportunities for one-on-one interactions.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Information on the file paper, oral exams and other requirements may be found here.

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Two organizations, the ACM professional society and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, sponsor several activities each year which stimulate, professional, and social interest among the students.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The O.A. Daniel scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering freshmen and returning computer science students each year (for scholarship application email Computer Science Department at: computer.science@mwsu.edu).

ALUMNI WINS AWARD

Midwestern's Computer Science alumni Richard G. Russell wins the EEMBC's MVP award. Richard, a 1989 graduate of MSU, is also one of the authors of the book Fast Ethernet.

TEXTBOOKS:
To view the required textbooks for the Computer Science courses, please check out the CS webpage at:  cs.mwsu.edu