Computer Science began at OU in the early 1970s, and has steadily grown in size and reputation since that time. Our computer science degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In addition to the BS degree in Computer Science, we also collaborate with other academic units and provide support for the BS degree in Computer Engineering, CS-related degree options in industrial engineering and mathematics, and a minor in computer science. We also have a strong comprehensive graduate program, offering the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science and have recently introduced an Accelerated Degree Program offering a BS, MS in Computer Science and a BS, MS degree program in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
Our graduates are highly sought after in both the private and public sectors. Our alumni are very successful, holding positions at a variety of levels in major corporations, small businesses, start-up software companies, government agencies, and universities. We call on our alumni and friends to come back to campus periodically through the CS Board of Advisors, which helps keep our programs and initiatives relevant and fresh.
We have a strong nationally and internationally known computer science faculty and have recently filled two open positions, which raised the number of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty to 19. In addition to our commitment to teaching, the Computer Science Faculty are known for their research accomplishments and awards. All faculty regularly publish their research findings in scholarly publications, and externally funded research expenditures for Computer Science was about $1.6 million per year, for the last four years. Some faculty also are engaged in other creative activities, including the pursuit of patents and other intellectual properties, technology transfer, and start-up ventures.
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