KSU’s computer science and information systems programs reaccredited

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Georgia (Dec 7, 2009) —  

Accreditation from Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) sets programs apart from others in state

KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec. 7, 2009) — Kennesaw State University’s computer science and information systems undergraduate programs were reaccredited this fall by the country’s leading accreditation agency for academic programs in applied sciences and technology.
 
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) renewed in October the accreditation of the computer science and information systems programs at KSU’s College of Science and Mathematics. This designation –– which certifies that accredited programs have met established quality standards set by professionals in a particular field –– sets KSU’s programs apart from others in the state.
 
“The recent ABET reaccreditation reaffirms the high quality of our applied science programs, which continue to attract an increasing number of students,” said Donald Amoroso, chair and professor of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department. “This is a prestigious designation and a testament to the caliber of our faculty and our students.”
 
The ABET is the recognized accrediting agency for college and university programs in applied sciences, computing, engineering and technology, and is comprised of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. The ABET accredits about 2,900 academic programs at 612 institutions of higher learning, according to its latest annual report.
 
ABET program accreditation is a peer-reviewed process that is entirely voluntary. Programs must undergo the review process periodically to determine if certain criteria are being met. The accreditation of KSU’s computer science and information systems programs is valid for six years.
 
KSU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, which offers a strong foundation in computer science and applications in information technology, emphasizes the study of computer systems architecture, software development and data communications, with math concepts incorporated into most of the courses. The program has 403 students enrolled.
 
The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems provides a strong foundation in information technology principles and practice, with an emphasis on information technology rather than the computer itself. The program includes a significant statistics and general business component. The program has 323 students enrolled.
 
Enrollment in both the computer science and information systems programs is growing more than 10 percent annually, Amoroso said.
 
 



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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