Computer Science Department


The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and public service. The Department fosters an environment that supports scholarship; encourages innovative thinking, mutual respect and diversity; and promotes ethical behavior and life-long learning. Programs are designed to meet the educational, cultural, and social needs of a multi-cultural clientele that is primarily statewide and secondarily, national and international. The Computer Science curriculum was developed to provide a purposeful and creative program that emphasizes both the theory of computing and its practice.  Faculty use current technologies to stimulate learning and promote an enjoyable and worthwhile background experience for lifetime use in the profession.

ABET SealThe Computer Science program at Grambling State University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: 410-347-7700. The Computer Science Program was first accredited in 1997 by Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board, Inc. (CSAB) (http://www.abet.org).

The department of Computer Science has developed the following educational objectives and student outcomes for all graduates of our program.

Program Educational Objectives - graduation, graduates from the Computer Science Program at Grambling State University will be able to:

  • pursue a productive career in any computer related field
  • pursue graduate studies in computer science and related areas
  • embrace an understanding of the need for life–long learning and the need to continue professional development in the use of technology
  • communicate effectively with their peers, customers, supervisors using both written and oral communication
  • understand how to make rational decisions when faced with social, ethical, and legal issues inherent to the computing field

Student Outcomes - By the time of graduation, our students must be able to:

  • apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  • analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity
  • effectively work on a group/individual project
  • understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • recognize the need for and engage in continuing professional development
  • use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

Enrollment Data

Enrollment number of majors in Computer Science and Graduates

Year 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Number of Majors 42 46 54
Graduates 9 6 8

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Contact Information:

Dr. Y. B. Reddy, Professor, Program Coordinator
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts & Sciences
403 Main Street - Box 4260
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Phone: (318) 274-2421
Fax: (318) 274-3230
Email: ybreddy@gram.edu