The ULM Department of Computer Science seeks to serve ULM students, the university's professional, business, and governmental constituencies, as well as the community as a whole. In fulfilling its mission, the department gives priority to excellence in teaching while emphasizing service and intellectual contributions.
Computer scientists do varied work. They design and build software and create efficient solutions to real-world problems in fields such as robotics, computer-enhanced vision, and digital forensics. Computer Science graduates pursue careers as computer programmers, systems analysts, network administrators, software engineers, database administrators, web page developers, and information system managers.
The department is located in the Hemphill Airway Science building, with new computer laboratories and state-of-the-art smart classrooms. Small class sizes provide opportunity for close interaction with faculty and peers.
Students pursuing a degree in Computer Science will take electives in areas such as computer graphics, networking, and internet systems programming and management. In addition, the department hosts a student chapter of the ACM, the premier organization for computer science professionals, as well as Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international Computer Science honor society.
The Computer Science program has been nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) since 1987, and was one of the first 40 programs in the United States to earn accreditation. This means the program has been reviewed by industry and academic experts who ensure students graduate equipped with the technical and professional skills needed for success.