B.S. Undergraduate Computer Science Program Overview


Department Mission

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga prepares students for productive and challenging careers in computer science, information technology, and computer engineering, and to function as leaders in a technological society. The department exists as the region’s principal resource for educational, research, continuing professional education, and service programs in computer and information technology. Programs hosted in this department emphasize communication, problem solving competencies, and applications of basic theory and design. We strive to:

  • prepare students for rewarding professional careers or graduate study in computing-related fields with a commitment to life-long learning;
  • prepare professional and graduate students for continuing professional development and career advancement;
  • support faculty and staff for excellence in research, teaching, and service; and
  • engage students, faculty, staff, and the community for diversity, inclusion, and excellence.


Program Mission and Objectives

The mission of UTC’s Computer Science program is to provide accessible education in the theory and application of computer science in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that

  • Prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia
  • Emphasizes project-based design
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Serves the engineering profession
  • Fosters ethical, professional, and social responsibility

The UTC Computer Science and Engineering Department has adopted the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for Computer Science:

As part of the work force or the academic environment, UTC B.S. Computer Science graduates will

  • Successfully function as responsible and ethical professionals and leaders in computer science or closely related disciplines
  • Function effectively in inclusive, multidisciplinary environments and adapt to various environments
  • Participate in further knowledge building opportunities