Computer Science Department

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ABET Computing Accreditation Commission

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare highly qualified computing professionals to meet the growing demands of the industry. The Honors Bachelor of Science program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Bachelor of Science program in Cybersecurity offers concentrations in Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations. Central distinguishes itself as one of the few universities nationwide equipped with the expertise and curriculum necessary to provide National Security Agency (NSA) Validated Programs of Study in both Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense. Central Connecticut State University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency. 

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Grants and scholarships

Central's Computer Science department has two programs that provide financial support for academically talented students with demonstrated financial need:

  • CSMP Scholarship Program supports full-time students in BS Computer Science Honors and BS Computer Science Alternative programs. Students can receive up to $10,000 per year for up to four years. This program also offers peer and faculty mentoring services, research and internship opportunities, field trips and guest lectures.
  • AGILE Scholarship Program serves students in MS Software Engineering program who are enrolled on at least half-time basis. Students can receive up to $10,000 per year for up to three years, plus one more year to complete any pre-requisite coursework. This program provides students with industry-backed experiences; it also offers faculty and peer mentoring, as well as childcare support to qualified students.