Computer Science

Computer Science
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It’s a hot major for a blazing hot job market.

For many, Computer Science is an ideal pathway to a successful career. At Athens State, there are two ways to get there: Computer Science with Concentrations in Information Security or Intelligent Systems. Both provide a strong foundation in programming, business analysis, problem-solving and software engineering with practical experience in contemporary computer laboratories.

Whether you’re looking forward to a career, or planning for graduate school, the curriculum for Computer Science provides excellent preparation.

Curriculum for Computer Science with a concentration in Information Security provides working knowledge of technologies and methods to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of both information and the devices that store information.

No matter which path you take, you’ll have a deep understanding of information assurance issues and have the skills to solve problems related to computer programming, computer networking, and information security.

Small classes and other big advantages.

All Computer Science classes are taught by full-time faculty members. Class size is small, and you’ll enjoy access to additional resources including the Career Development Center, and a Tutoring Lab specific to Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences.

The Computer Science program is ABET-accredited and the Information Security Concentration & Information Technology program is being considered for ABET-accreditation. All classes incorporate service- and project-based learning and fully half of the faculty members engage students in undergraduate research.


The cost of a Computer Science degree from Athens State is affordable. In fact, the tuition rate is the lowest in Alabama and Tennessee.

  • $2,750 Athens State
  • $4,865 UAH
  • $4,800 UNA
  • $3,888 Jacksonville State
  • $3,900 Troy

Top Employers Of Athens State Computer Science Graduates



COLSA Corporations


Huntsville Hospital




Northrop Grumman



Torch Technologies, Inc.

  • 306% Since 2017 Huntsville has had a 306% tech job growth.
  • 22% IT jobs will grow 22% through 2020 per capita.
  • 4,711 In 2018 there were 4,711 open computing jobs in Alabama.
  • $84k The average computing salary in Alabama is $84,739.
  • Top 5 Huntsville is one of the top five cities in the US for software developers.