UM CS Enrollment Up 30%

The enrollment in the undergraduate computer science programs at Ole Miss is up approximately 30% in Fall 2010 over Fall 2009.

After two weeks of classes, 120 students were enrolled in the ABET/CAC-accredited BSCS professional program through the School of Engineering and 18 students were enrolled in the BA major in computer science through the College of Liberal Arts.

"In these difficult economic times, students and their families are recognizing the value of a computer science education," observes Department Chair Dr. Conrad Cunningham. He adds, "Business and industry are looking to become more productive during this recession and afterward. Computing technologies are playing a large role in that effort, creating many future opportunities for computer science graduates." (See "CS Jobs Among Best in 2010".)

To accommodate this and future growth while maintaining high quality, the Department has revised its introductory sequence of computer science courses to include separate, two-hour structured laboratory sessions, each limited to 24 students. (See "CIS Introduces Closed Labs".)

"Our approach is to provide a friendly, supportive enviroment that enables all students to learn the fundamental concepts and skills of computer science," explains Dr. Dawn Wilkins, undergraduate program coordinator. She adds, "We want our students to be well prepared for the upper-level courses and for their careers after graduation."

See the Academics page for more information about the computer science degree programs at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and the Future Students page for information about admission and other aspects of studying computer science at Ole Miss.