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School of Computing Academic Programs

Clemson has a long tradition of computing excellence in teaching and research. Originally part of the Mathematical Sciences department, the Department of Computer Science newly formed in 1975 and graduated the first Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1982. In 2007, the Department of Computer Science evolved to form the School of Computing.

School of Computing faculty reside in one of four divisions: Computer Science, Visual Computing, Human-Centered Computing, and a Faculty of Instruction. Faculty in the Computer Science division focus their research on the underlying theory of computation, algorithms, software engineering, cyber-infrastructure, computer systems, and other core areas of traditional computer science. Faculty in the Visual Computing division focus their research on the exploration of computational methods for enhancing understanding by enhancing vision. Those in the Human-Centered Computing division explore how to make computational technologies more usable and how computational technologies affect society.  The Faculty of Instruction consists of lecturers devoted to providing a rigorous, high-quality core educational experience for our students.

Together, the faculty of these divisions offer ten degree programs: three undergraduate degrees (BS in Computer Science, BA in Computer Science and BS in Computer Information Systems), two undergraduate minors (Computer Science and Digital Production Arts), and seven graduate degree programs (PhD and MS in Computer Science, MS and MFA in Digital Production Arts, PhD (joint degree with MUSC) and MS in Biomedical Data Science & Informatics, and PhD in Human-Centered Computing.)

Our Vision:
We will be a leader in computer science education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We will attract superior students and faculty to fulfill our educational and scholarship responsibilities. We will be widely recognized for the high quality of our research, be it foundational, applied, or interdisciplinary in nature. Our outreach activities will result in the dissemination of valuable knowledge to the State of South Carolina and the Nation.