Message From the Chair

UT Tyler Department of Computer Science


Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Tyler!

Our department aspires to prepare students for the challenges of the dynamic world of cyberspace. We offer a broad spectrum and growing set of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that reflect the current and future environment within information technology and all computing fields. The department currently offers a B.S in Computer Science, a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, a B.S. in Information Technology, an M.S. in Computer Science, and an M.S. in Cybersecurity and Data Analytics. These programs are based in both theory and practice, responsive to the rapid pace of technological development.

First and foremost, the Computer Science faculty members have a tremendous commitment to classroom activities and students. Excellent teaching is the primary focal point of the department. Students are introduced to programming, database, networking, computer architecture, cybersecurity, data analytics, operating systems, cloud computing, computer graphics, and many other topics. At the same, students are introduced to the importance of professional ethics and social responsibility. Each curriculum is designed to provide students with significant individual and team-oriented design experiences, opportunities to develop their oral and written communication skills. Also, students are given the opportunity to interface with the profession through cooperative education, professional society activities, student internships, and professional speakers.

Another aspect of the department is the pursuit of knowledge. Our faculty publish in top scholarly journals, present their research at top international and national conferences, and compete for grants from various federal and state agencies such as NSF and DOD. Advancing the body of knowledge in our field helps faculty stay at the cutting edge of a dynamic environment. Our faculty often involve students in these scholarship activities further enhancing their education. 

The Department of Computer Science values diversity and welcomes students of various experiences and origins, whether regional, national, or international.  This assists students both within and outside the classroom, preparing them for a competitive global environment.  Graduates of our programs have enjoyed careers with various national and international companies including Google, Amazon, and IBM.

I hope that you enjoy exploring our web site and get to know our people and programs.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about joining our UT-Tyler family.   I look forward to communicating with you regarding your interest in our programs.


Dr. Leonard L. Brown, III
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science

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